- Lots of local stories
- Bulletin struggled as the week went on due to stories falling through including my COMPASS Meeting footage that was embargoed.
- Much better pictures in packages with good use of NAT SOT
- More communication needed between production and reporters and reporters and news editor.
- Shaky GVs are to be banned – unprofessional and does not make use of best pictures.
- Training needs to take place should you use a pull focus.
- The bulletin was a bit too serious – needed an ‘AND FINALLY’ to balance it out.
The COMPASS meeting (4th Feb) went very well and I received great feedback from the Commissioner’s office and they even suggested striking up a contract with Winol to produce their future meetings. I spent the next day (5th Feb) editing for my own package for Winol as well as producing five separate videos for the Hampshire PCC website and YouTube channel. To my disappointment I was unable to use my work in our upcoming bulletin, as an embargo had been placed on the footage so I had to wait until the following day (6th Feb) to publish the news on the Winol website. Producing and editing the COMPASS meeting was an important learning curve for me, not only for improving my skills, but also in understanding the politics of journalism.
Here are the links to my edited videos that were uploaded to the Crime Commissioner’s site:
Here is a link to my story on police cuts published as soon as the embargo had been lifted allowing us to be one of the first news organisations to break the story: