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As a second year this was my first live at five WINOL news bulletin. My role in WINOL is Sub-Editor and AV Producer and my role today was to sub-edit news stories coming in from reporters, chase up the script and operate the auto-cue.
Overall the feedback that we received was very positive. Ian Anderson our guest editor for this week commented on our good organisation and punctuality as a production team. He stressed the importance of rehearsals, which is definitely something that we can improve on for next week.
In terms of stories, Ian explained how to focus more on headlines, considering the audience (what will appeal and what will draw people in). Opening shots need to have a bigger impact and include the best pictures to keep the attention of the audience. More footage needs to be taken to improve the overall package when it comes to editing and audio needs to be clear. The perfect OOV (out of vision voice over) should contain no more than three shots. The use of ‘natural sound’ makes a package more appealing and practice is to be done with cameras to get the best possible footage.
This week was an incredibly useful learning curve and hopefully it’s all up from here!