AC360° Coordinating Editorial Producer
Set up is underway for tomorrow's coverage of Michael Jackson's memorial service. Standing outside the Staples Center, media crews from all over the world are setting up their cameras and figuring out the best shots from the platforms that have been designated to them.
We have a great position, high in the sky, for Anderson, Soledad and Don to anchor our coverage tomorrow.
The CNN crew is hard at work today figuring out lighting, since the first shot is at 3am local time, as well as camera positions, shading from the sun, and any other problems that always tend to pop up at these major events.
Officials are starting to cordon off the area so that only people with credentials can be allowed in designated locations, but there are still more than one hundred fans are signing a huge condolence card to Jackson's family. They were mostly here early, and a LAPD rep said that they will shut off the area soon, only allowing those of us with credentials in.
Now it's off to our bureau to work on tonight's program as well as finalizing interviews for tomorrow. Will check in later, and hopefully have some good pics for you soon.
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