– Broadcast vs. New Media?
– Where do we find stories?
– When do we use video?
- Vantage points.
- Close, medium, wide shots (variety).
- Framing, rule of thirds, natural sound.
- Short, active, declarative sentences. Avoid asking questions.
Example: And who will be going to the ceremony? None other than Joe Smith, who founded the organization over 30 years ago. — Joe Smith founded the organization over 30 years ago and will be attending this year’s ceremony.
- In the present tense and conversational. No third person.
- Catchy lead.
Example: West Hartford may not have the Hollywood sign, but it does have lights, cameras, and action going on inside what was once a Friendly’s in the town’s center.
- Stand-up (if used) should be the bridge of the story.
- Pointed, but usually based in fact.
- Very visual. Often uses metaphors.
- Short period of time to explain a complex issue.
Write a script (about 1:30) for this overcrowded bus story.
VO: STUDENTS ARE… (close-up shot of three students crammed in a seat).
NAT: Students chattering at a bus stop (medium shot of students at a bust stop).
SOT (Student): “I hate being so crowded, it’s a stressful way to start the day.”
VO: YET, ADMINISTRATORS ARE DOING NOTHING (wide shot of administrators at a BOE meeting).
STAND: BUT SOME PARENTS SAY IT’S… (standing in front of school).
a PSA for Access Health CT using something from their research.
Create a Story Board for it.