Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sequence Shooting Project Starring Daniel and Naheka

Here at SC State, this was a project in my TV production and editing class. The task is to shoot and edit a student leaving our classroom building and going outside. The goal is to shoot and direct this so that there are at least 10 sequences.

The purpose of this project is to stress the importance of in-camera editing or sequence shooting in video production and visual storytelling.  

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Students Weigh In On Trump Presidency and Obama Legacy

SC State communication student Mariah Reed produced this report on the reaction of SC State University students to the new presidency of Donald Trump and the legacy of the man he replaced, Barack Obama.

Donald Trump's election has created big changes in South Carolina's government. Gov. Nikki Haley has stepped down from that office to become the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Her lieutenant governor Henry McMaster was recently sworn in as the Palmetto State's new governor.  

Monday, February 6, 2017

Studio Stand Ups!

Shayauna Bowman
For my Advanced Television Production and Editing students we shot the opening and closing parts for their Trump presidency person-on-the-street reports in our TV studio.

With our Newtek Tricaster "studio in a box" machine we are able to access an array of "virtual" sets.

You see in these photo how Isaiah Hughes is shot against the "green screen" backdrop.  Then you see how he looks amid the virtual set.

Stephen Mason is in the studio control room running the board, making the green screen magic happen. He directs the studio activity from here and records the students on-camera efforts.  That's Shay Bowman in the air monitor to the right.  

Stephen Mason
Shaliyah North 

Jalen Ryant

With the Tricaster and a little training, we can do "virtually" anything in creating professional-looking TV production videos!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Standard Stand Ups

My broadcast journalism students this week are shooting stand ups for their Trump/Obama person on the street (POS) reports.

These photos show the proper positioning of the camera, videographer and reporter for effective, high quality stand ups, in which the reporter is conveying information essential to the story.

We made sure the sun on this bright day is behind the camera and shining in the face of the reporter. You try to avoid having the sun behind the reporter as it will shut down the camera's iris and darken the reporter.

Mufasa Shaw (on camera) and Mariah Reed
Csyabeaw Ford (on camera) and Brianna Sailem

Brianna Sailem (on camera) and Csyabeaw Ford 
Stand ups allow a reporter to shine, they really do!  Here are some more tips for effective, credible and creative report stand ups.