Monday, 24 October 2011

News Style and Graphics

Ideas for camera angles

How will the news package look

Our news piece will be an interview along with some cut aways of Emily doing what she does everyday. To ensure that we get the best possible news package I think we should capture the interview as well as the cut aways from three or more different camera angles. For the interview I think first we should choose a particular location and also consider the background. The three shots I would suggest are a wide shot, mid shot and a close up. I would use a close up for when we're asking the personal questions and use the mid/wide shots for other questions. I would make sure she is away from any walls and maybe put a light up against the back wall to give the interview a nice touch. A good location would be at the college where she studies because it would be easier for her and probably make her feel more comfortable.

It'll be good to have more than one shot so that the interview doesn't look one dimensional and as a back up just in case one of the other shots isn't working well for us. Another good back up for the interview and to make it look more interesting will be cut aways because they give the audience more of an understanding of what the new package is about. For the cut aways I'd like to to show both sides of her life. One side of her when she's in college learning and the other side when she is training for the upcoming Paralympic.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Program Proposal


We had to think of ideas for a news package which involved the Manchester College. We thought of a few ideas including, the Principle of Manchester College, Higher Education courses, Student fees, Tutors and Student lifestyle.

We have decided to make a 30 second news package on a student from the Manchester College. Emily Rawlins will be competing in the London 2012 Paralympics. She is 3rd in the world for hammer-throw and 12th for discus.

I also researched INAS which is an international charity and the recognised international federation for athletes with intellectual disabilities. I researched what the organisation is about, when it began and how it is funded.

After a little more research we found that students from the Vehicle Repair and Paint Operations diploma course are helping the Team GB bobsleigh team repair and paint their bobsleigh's. So then we decided to do a news package on the Olympics and the connections between it and the Manchester College.

Then we decided to research on how news packages are produced. I did some research on other news packages from TV on websites to see how they have been shot and put together.

After watching this news clip i realised how the package is put together: opening with graphics and music, then going straight to the news presenter. After he announces the headline story (tsunami) he goes straight into an interview, and although he isn't able to get a face interview with the man it is done over the phone with cut aways of images of where the man is currently staying. Due to the news team not being able to go there the man has filmed the event on his mobile and it is used as a cutaway along with images of the after effects of the tsunami. During the course of the news package there are graphics in the lower third which include other news headlines. At the end of the news package it is closed with more graphics and music.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Dave's Lesson- Monday 3rd October 2011

Today we learned how to use Motion and completed our edit's which we started last week. I found it quite easy today because I have been using Motion and Final Cut Pro already at home. I was already familiar with the basics of both programmes but at the same time I found out some new ways to create titles. I'm still looking forward to making more animated titles and transitions. I also decided on what my news-reel was going to be about. I want to make it about the higher education courses that are available in the college and what they provide to the students.