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Posted - 4/1/2013 1:51:43 PM | show profile | email poster | flag this post
Time to fine-tune the tape. Any constructive advice or feedback is most appreciated! Please keep in mind that I currently work for a show that does *not* produce live shots. I'm still debating whether or not to add lives in from my last station...but I want to keep the content as recent as possible.
Thoughts on what to add or subtract? Change the order?
Posted - 4/1/2013 2:39:01 PM | show profile | flag this post
standups too cheesey
the stand ups you have are too cheesy.........don't want special effects or anything in there.........
Posted - 4/1/2013 2:45:56 PM | show profile | flag this post
Got it. Maybe take a few of those out and add in some "standard" stand-ups with no effects? Noted. Thank you for taking the time!
Posted - 4/3/2013 7:38:41 PM | show profile | flag this post
Keep the Jazz
I disagree with the poster above.
If your flair is doing catchy standups and being creative with your editing and writing, then that's what you should show off.
If you enjoy the extra work and creative process, you should be able to sell that in the interview and make it count.
If the creative stand-up ideas are yours, and you can translate those concepts to your photog or editors in the field, then you can prove an ability to communicate complex ideas verbally. Spin that.
Television is a visual medium. We're not producing radio for the blind. If your production ideas help to communicate the story to a viewer, that's a plus.
The last thing you want is to be stuck in a shop where you are churning out boring stories that don't interest you, and that they don't want you to be creative about.
Find your niche, and sell them on it.
Posted - 4/3/2013 11:22:38 PM | show profile | flag this post
TVDirector...thank you for that!
It's true...I do enjoy using our video and editing tricks on stand-ups. It makes my job more challenging and interesting...and I hope it gives something for viewers to take a closer look at.
I don't want to be too "gimmicky" though...
I really appreciate the time you took to respond. I suppose my writing and presentation is not for *everyone* but my hope is that somewhere out there is a good fit!
Posted - 4/4/2013 1:23:40 PM | show profile | flag this post
don't post your reel on line and ask people what they think. Their opinions don't matter. This reminds me of doing MOS which we in the field call "AAA", Ask Any A ... hole. Get an agent or talk to a few TV exects and ask them what they like to see. Your professional reel has no business here.
Posted - 4/9/2013 10:46:56 PM | show profile | email poster | flag this post
Great standups - nice job. Where's your web site? You don't want a continuous video clip. Allow the news manager reviewing your work to click on your standup reel, your most interesting stories. Who are you? Think of doing a quick 30-60 second piece that tells the news manager who you are.
How have you developed sources via social media? Any computer-assisted reporting skills?
The material on this site is a touch dated, but you may find some of the advice worthwhile: http://www.mediajobpod.org