Medium Close Up
This shot is a medium close up of
the news presenter. This will be the
most commonly used camera shot
throughout the news show. It is
used when the main presenter is
directly addressing the camera. For
example when the presenter is
doing a round up of the headlines,
introducing a new story or giving
information on a subject, this shot
will be used.
This is an example of raw actuality footage of a bush fire. Raw footage is real
and filmed first hand at the scene. The footage is used to accompany news
stories to add substance and colour. It is more interesting for the audience if
they can see what is actually going on rather than just a news reporter
speaking about it.
Interviews with experts
This is an example of an interview
with an expert. News shows often
include interviews with experts
based on the different topics that
are covered. Experts are used to ad
information and substance for
Field reporters are out and
about reporters that report
on location. They are used to
add information to a story.
The main presenter will cross
over to a field reporter who
will be on the scene. In this
example the field reporter is
at the Olympic stadium
talking about the Olympics.
He would have been doing
research previously in the
area to put together what he
is going to say.
News shows use graphics to show
facts and statistics that support a
news story. That are used to
simplify what the news presenter is
talking about over the images. So
the presenter will be talking about a
subject but the most important
facts will be shown on the screen.
Graphics are used to accompany a
story and add colour.