Another day another story….

A closer look at my standup from Edius software

A closer look at my standup from Edius software

Today I had the pleasure of working alongside Tasia. Tasia is one of the producer’s at WTVM and she just began working as a reporter about 4 days ago. She and I got the chance to cover a story today involving the residents that live between Blackmon Road and JR Allen pkwy and the new development of a neighborhood market Walmart. The concern of the residents of that area was that traffic would increase in that area with a  new Wal-Mart and it would make the area less quiet. Tasia and I went out to the area and met up with one of the supporters of a Facebook group called “Say No to Walmart on Blackmon Rd” and we were able to interview her for the 5:00 news show and get her opinion of the new Wal-Mart.

One we got our interview with her, Tasia and I got some b-roll footage of the area and oncoming traffic to include in the story. Once we got our b-roll, we drove around the area to find other residents in the area to interview for our story. We found another subject in a nearby subdivision that was willing to speak in front of the camera and give her opinion on how she felt about the new Wal-Mart. Once done with that particular interview, Tasia and I set-up for our standup in front of the camera. After a couple takes I finally got my take right and we went back to the station where we begin editing our package. As usual, it was a great experience working soo close to the reporters and learning more about their craft and what it takes to make a successful news package.

Editing my standup from earlier

Editing my standup from earlier

The beginning of the editing  process

The beginning of the editing process

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Jasmine Jones – Working Hard at the Station

photo(31)Last weekend Curtis McCloud and I went out to take some stand up shots to build my resume reel.  It was a long day, however I was able to learn proper techniques for a reporter that is interested in this field.  I brought a change of clothes and made up different scenarios, so that I would have variety of things to add to my reel. I was also able to write the scripts of what I wanted to say.  I am in the process of continuing to edit and perfect my reel so that I can apply as an entry reporter to different places.  I have been receiving some encouragement and constructive criticism as I continue to pursue the goal and dream of news journalist.  I am looking forward to the final product!