Friday, August 05, 2005

Random Thoughts On Viewing This Week

Why do some people insist on screaming while on camera? Makes me change the channel. The microphone is on your clothing. It's just inches away from your mouth. There is someone running audio and a transmitter sending the station's signal out. You don't need to scream. Really.

As someone who took pride in telling a good feature, why is it some people insist on just throwing them away? No begining, middle or end... no suprise... no nats. Instead: track amd bites with little rhyme or reason. Just because it's hard news doesn't mean it isn't important. What else have you got going on between now and the time you have to go home?


Anonymous said...

When you get a package 10 minutes before air, it's hard to do anything but long shots and no nats.

Edgar said...

Every feature I've seen in the past two weeks was not given to the editor 10 minutes before air.

When that happens, of course I understand.

Anonymous said...

I'd be curious to know which stories your talking about. I do now of four or five stories this week that were edited in under 20 minutes...which believe me, in this market, is like handing an experienced editor a piece with 7 to go before airtime.

Anonymous said...

I'd be curious about what happened to American standard English in local broadcasts, as in above. your/you're, now/know
gonna/going to. Does it actually read 'wanna' (want to) on the teleprompter?