The Life of the The Life of the News Reporter The Watchdog Tabloid Journalism Beat Reporting
News Package A fully self-contained piece Typically a 1:30 Involves more than 1 lead-in and sound bite The anchors job is to 1) introduce the reporter, the anchor intro, and 2) thank the reporter and wrap up the story, the anchor tag Most news packages include a stand-up
The Reporter Stand-Up Stand- Up-The reporter appears on camera in the field and delivers a line or two. A stand-up can appear anywhere in the package (beginning, middle, or end) Bridge stand-ups are those that appear in the middle of the news package, most effective Bridge stand-ups flow with what comes before it and after it
Why are stand-ups important? Face Time Talk about something that you dont have video for Illustrate something Do Something, Be interactive Sound conversational and natural
Types of Stand-Ups Bridge Demonstrational Informational Scene Setting Stand-Up Provides a transition Do Something! Provides facts or Statistics Bring the scene to life
Working With Video and Natural Sound Natural Sound- Any sound recorded other than in an interview setting. Snippets of conversation A car horn A dog barking Other sounds as pacing elements and to add body to your pieces
The Importance of Audio The sound that you capture should be from your interview and your surroundings The best stories make use of nat sound What natural sound could be captured from these stories? Classroom setting? A teacher at her desk? Soccer Practice? Cheerleading Practice? A bus stop? A school hallway?
The Importance of Audio Make it happen, work together as a team A good photographer captures natural sound A good reporter uses the natural sound to the maximum effect in the script and edit You are all Photographers and Reporters!
Other Audio Elements Music- The use of music isnt uncommon is news packages Sweeps- The period when news stations spruce up their reporting in order to receive high ratings. If you decide to use music make sure you know the message you are trying to deliver with it.
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