I feel in a blogging mood, so here goes!
Hello everyone! Today was a really interesting day for me. I did my first stand-up for my broadcasting class. Our semester-long assignment is to create a broadcast package, which the stand-up was for. Most of us are newbies in the broadcast field and so, this is mostly an introductory course to broadcast and everything pertaining to it (i.e. use of Final Cut Pro).
I am not much of a camera person but I must say that filming my stand-up was an enjoyable and learning experience. I love to write, so I enjoy print journalism and have aspirations of one day writing for a living or laying out pages (as an editor). I had never given much thought to broadcast journalism, but after this experience, I realize how much talent television reporters have. I knew they were talented, I just didn’t know how much. Now, I do.
I must admit, I went through about 15 re-takes because I could not do it well. I stuttered, laughed, froze, and completely messed up along the way. I don’t know how others do it, especially LIVE!
In addition to doing a stand-up today, I also conducted an interview for my package. It was a learning experience as well. About 90% of my footage had part of my hair in the frame. So, I will have to redo parts of the interview again. But, as I have emphasized, today was primarily a learning experience.