Why journalists now need to be multiplatform reporters, able to shoot video as well as write stories for the web. This slide presentation goes over the basics of videography, shots required, white balance, and framing of interviews
Tells the viewer “Where are you?”
Locates the action for a viewer
Shoot about 8-15 secs each
Viewer can detect some specific activity
but still not 100% sure what is
happening--this needs your narration to
help explain it better.
Shots last approx 15 sec each
Even more interesting visually. You now
care about the person/thing being
Usually introduces an SOT(sound
byte/excerpt of interview)
Extreme Close up
Used to show extreme emotion.
Not used in every story but good to
shoot these just in case you need it later
for editing purposes.
Related to the story but not main action.
Often used as reaction shots to action.
Medium shots and close ups
Use varied shot angles
Make your shots visually interesting
In a stand up…
The reporter gives forward-looking
information, pr summarizes the story,
then does a sign off:
“George Hoff, Observer TV News,
Cautious use of these
Pan left/right -- panoramic --horizontal
Tilt up/down --vertical
these shots last a long time --boring to
the viewer -- always shoot some!
Some things to know about
1) News Sdhc cards need
2) How to use the tripod
3) How to white balance
4) How to check the mic is
FORMAT YOUR SDHC cards
when you first put them into
Make sure you don’t erase anything important.
Put the sd card in first, THEN
attach camera to tripod.…
White balance -- On the Canon FS 10s
We want to do it manually -- custom. Press
the FUNCTION key then
Use joystick to select P, then down to AWB. .
Over to Icon on far right that looks like a
bowtie with a ball on top.
Zoom in onto a white surface ‘till it fills the
whole screen. Press SET. When it stops
flashing, it is white balanced. Press
FUNCTION to save the Setting.