Producing Broadcast News

WHAT TV NEWS LOOKS LIKE TO VIEWERS:

HOW IT’S MADE:

9AM SUN RUNDOWN 19AM SUN RUNDOWN 2

9AM SUN RUNDOWN 3

Consumer News

I produced the 7 p.m. show that aired on WFLA 12/09/15. This show is big on consumer news so I chose a couple of blocks to showcase different ways to tell consumer stories. I put it together very quickly so there’s a lot of room for improvement. For example, there’s too much file video and would be better to use specific images.

CONSUMER ENPS

Police & Periscope Tease, Toss, PKG & tag

rundown

periscope rundown

tease

periscope tease

Toss/Lead

periscope folo toss

PKG script

periscope pkg script

Tag

periscope folo tag

Look for opportunities to use sound

Here you see a story about Adele with a nat pop in the tease SOTVO, then a longer SOT in the story airing in the C-block.

adele nbc news source

rundown

adele sotvo tz rundown

tease

adele sotvo tz script

1shot, sotvo script

adele 1shot sotvo

Don’t be a lazy producer

Example of a lazy script:

lazy producing bieber

What’s wrong?

  • The VO is way too long.
  • File video is not necessary when new video exists.
  • It’s not new, now, next.
  • The new element is added in an on camera tag.
  • The producer was lazy by doing an on camera tag instead of showing the Instagram post
  • The script is not written to video

How to make it better

  • New, now, next.
  • Script written to new video.
  • Video credited to fans.
  • Social media response both written and shown on air.
  • The writing is tighter/concise.

good producing bieber

writing lower thirds

Lower thirds are also referred to as "supers."

Avoid some acronyms in graphics like the World Health Organization:

ACRONYMS

Lower third examples

tease lw3

tease lw3rd writing

Subject 2 line lw3

lw3

Name lw3

name super

lw3rd

writing to video

writing to video

how this story was teased

tease producing

tease writing

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