Projects

Broadcast News Story #2

OBJECTIVES:

  • To create a TV news story using the elements of television news:

  • On-Camera Opening Lead & On-Camera Close.

  • Voiceover (Story Content -  Facts & other info acquired from interviews)

  • Soundbites

  • Video Footage (Visuals to cover the voiceover)

  • Titles on Screen (Identify people on camera))

  • To use proper camera work applying news camera framings and shot composition to all video shooting.

  • To video edit the story making editorial decisions on soundbites & visuals.


PROJECT DIRECTIONS & OUTLINE

DIRECTIONS
1.  Assemble News Reporting Teams.

    One person in your group - On-Camera Open

    One person in your group - On-Camera Close

    One Person in your group - Voiceover.

 If you have 4 people in your group, 2 will split the Voiceover.

2.  Shoot and conduct interviews and acquire information about your topic.

     MUST interview at least 3 people.

     3 students - EACH PERSON MUST OPERATE THE CAMERA FOR ONE INTERVIEW.

     4 STUDENTS - 3 operate camera for interviews & 1 operates camera for On-Camera Open & Close

3.  Review your interviews for good soundbites.
    MUST use at least 2 soundbites in final story.

4.  Video footage will be provided by Mr. Lepore.

5.  Edit your story using titles to identify your “open” reporter, “close” reporter, and soundbite people.

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GRADING

INDIVIDUAL GRADE

Camera Work:  Proper shot composition with good framing showing correct headroom and leadroom, good lighting and good background. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEE THE REPORTER’S FACE DURING THE INTERVIEW. (Worth 20 points)

On-Camera Reporting/Voiceover

On-Camera Reporting:  Good eye contact with camera lens, good posture, no movement, smiling, good overall appearance, and slow delivery of copy with clear annunciation. (Worth 20 points)

Voiceover:  Clear delivery of story script with good annunciation and emphasis. (Worth 20 points)

TEAM GRADE

   Writing  Stories should be written using the proper principles of television reporting:

Short, simple sentences, Organization & accuracy of facts, & Opening Lead.

(Worth 10 points).

Soundbites:  Soundbites meet all the criteria for effective, professional soundbite selection.

(Worth 10 points).

Editing:  Clean edits of scenes and shots utilizing good “trimming” and good “splitting” elements.  Visuals used to cover the voiceover are placed in line with what is being said.

Each visual shot is the proper length, (between 3 and 8 seconds).

(Worth 5 points)