Madison Ullman

Falling Into A Routine

This week was very similar to last week. I ran audio for the 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. newscasts. In the morning, however, I got to help director Nicole find graphics. She usually does not make graphics for the morning show, but she had to create a map and a full screen for that day’s Facebook Fan of the Day. She could not find the format for the Facebook Fan of the Day full screen, so I was able to help her. It felt nice being able to use the knowledge I gained from this internship and apply it and share it with someone else.

I enjoy these moments of problem-solving. Later in the week, I was able to do this again. One of our reporters compressed a video wrong but left before we realized it. Vince and I then sat around the Final Cut Pro screen testing different ways she could have compressed it wrong, and different ways we might be able to fix it. In the end, we realized she did not automate her settings so that all video clips were in 1080p. Instead, the first clip she dragged in decided how all other clips would be formatted. Once we realized this, we were able to re-edit the clip before the 10 p.m. broadcast. Finding solutions like this really make me feel part of the WLTZ team.

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