Today was an exciting day at Winol with lots of useful feedback from some important guest editors including Angus Scott, Graham Bell and Ian Anderson.
Feedback from Angus Scott (News and Sports presenter ITV, Setanta and Al Jazeera):
- strong rich bulletin with brilliant local stories
(things to improve on):
- more pictures (vital for TV)
- covering shots, more planning in setting up shots for interviewees
- get the opposing side for balance
- when asking a question favour yourself with the mic
- when presenting look down and back up between packages
- always mic up
- make a virtue of stories you’ve gone back to, retrieve previous footage to demonstrate that it is an ongoing story
- DESTROY the phrase ‘I’m here at…’ – unprofessional and unnecessary
- start packages with Nat Sot (natural sounds)
Feedback from guest editor Graham Bell (Senior Assistant Producer at Omnisport (Perform Group) & Media Relations at Basingstoke Bison Ice Hockey) was largely positive and similar to Angus’ points for improvements. He reiterated the importance of Nat Sot in packages and audience reaction and explained how packages flow better when sound overlaps slightly between interviews.
Guest Editor Ian Anderson suggested we focus more on developing stories. There is also room for improvement on sequences, sound, framing and natural light.
The overall message to take from this feedback is the need for more pictures to give richer sequences and more material to work from to create a higher quality of work.