Smart news editing

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Here is a Kulmakivi lesson about editing TV-news. Lesson was held for journalism students at University of Dar es Salaam.

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Smart news editing

  1. 1. Quality shot and smart editing workshop
  2. 2. OUR PROGRAM: 2 days x 6 hrs <ul><li>Tuesday 29th March 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>LESSON: Shot sizes, drawing a storyboard, using the tripod, using a reflect, 10 second shots, 10 shots is enough for news story. </li></ul><ul><li>ACTION: We draw picture storyboards (in two/three groups) and shoot a short films based on the storyboard. </li></ul>
  3. 3. PROGRAM: 2 days x 6 hrs <ul><li>Wednesday 30th March 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>ACTION: Editing (1,5 hours max.), watching the films and sharing comments </li></ul>
  4. 4. LESSON: Shot sizes <ul><li>Take 2-3 different viewpoints from the subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Jump over at least one shot size when jointing two shots in edit. </li></ul>
  5. 5. LESSON: Storyboard <ul><li>Why doing it? </li></ul><ul><li>1. You have edited 50 % already </li></ul><ul><li>2. You’ll remember to take all the shots you wanted </li></ul><ul><li>3. You work faster when shooting the material </li></ul><ul><li>4. Your film will have rich ideas </li></ul>
  6. 6. LESSON: Storyboard <ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Think of drawing a cartoon. Draw it shot by shot (10 second clips). Remember to jump over at least one shot size. You can write notes next to the drawings. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Artistic skills are not important. Only important thing is that who ever films using the storyboard is able to read it. </li></ul>
  7. 7. LESSON: Quality shot <ul><li>Following actions make your shots professional </li></ul><ul><li>Use tripod always when possible </li></ul><ul><li>Never use zoom, always walk closer (aperature) </li></ul><ul><li>Take at least 10 second shots. (eases editing) </li></ul><ul><li>Keep camera still (no panning/tilting). </li></ul><ul><li>Wait untill the subject is not moving or has left the camera view. </li></ul><ul><li>Use reflect when interviewing (not always possible.) </li></ul>
  8. 8. LESSON: Smart editing <ul><li>You need only 10 shots plus the interviews in one news story. Even less. </li></ul><ul><li>Always remember to have different shot sizes following each other. </li></ul><ul><li>If you use transitions, use the same transition at least 3 times. Modest ones (cross fade) looks professional. </li></ul>
  9. 9. OUR FILM TOPIC <ul><li>We do 2-3 profile films in small groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Interview plus 5-10 shots interviewee is doing something (walkin, reading newspaper…). Interviews are published at freedom of speech related website www.kulmakivi.org </li></ul><ul><li>Questions at the interview </li></ul><ul><li>What has been the most interesting news story lately in Tanzania for a journalism student? (explain to viewer bit of the backround of the story) </li></ul><ul><li>Why was it interesting? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of issues you think is important to report in Tanzania? </li></ul>

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