Hmm…CBS Denies Altering Bannon’s Camera Appearance – Despite Compelling Evidence
Following Steve Bannon’s highly anticipated interview with Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes Sunday night, professional photographer Peter Duke published a video explainer on how CBS may have used color adjustments to make the Breitbart News boss “look bad” on television.
A representative for “60 Minutes” responded to the allegations by saying “it’s nonsense” despite compelling evidence to the contrary.
“It seems like 60 minutes would like you to listen less and look more at Steve Bannon. By subtly tweaking the color of the video, they make him look like a bleary-eyed drunk. I show you how they did it,” writes Duke on the video’s YouTube page.
Peter Duke has photographed Milo Yiannopoulos, Scott Adams and James O’Keefe.
In the video, Duke explains how CBS color adjusted Bannon’s shots to make his eyes and lips red by increasing the level of saturation. This results in curtains that are a brighter orange behind Bannon than they are in Charlie Rose’s shot. Rose’s shot was made “cooler,” to make the host’s make-up more subtle.
Duke then adjusted the interview’s lighting, removing Bannon’s redness and Rose’s “coolness.”
The result is a natural looking Bannon.
Decider.com reached out to CBS for comment regarding allegations they altered Bannon’s appearance. “It’s nonsense,” a representative for 60 Minutes told Decider.
Below is the video via Peter Duke: Watch for yourself and decide.