Profile Interview Learning Blog

For the profile interview we was required to film the interview with our VT group and then edit the VT individually. I learn’t the way we should position the camera and how we should angle the interviewee and what background we should have in the VT. I did the filming for the interview and I found that it was very good and straightforward. I then went onto editing the VT which I found quite hard as I’m very new to using the Adobe package Premiere but as I was editing I was learning too! Next time I film an interview I will film not just the interviewee talking, I will record what she does and how she does it by showing it on the VT. I could also still have a voiceover whilst I am showing GV’s of what the interviewee is doing.

What I learned as a Journalist

From producing my Brexit VT I have learnt:

  • If there is an argument there needs to be two sides of the argument shown in the VT and not one.
  • Be aware of lighting when recording outside as it may be too sunny where viewers can’t see
  • Natural sound is good to add to the VT as being a natural GV
  • There needs to be a range of different shots e.g. very close shots
  • Add facts or figures to the VT to make it more interesting

Choosing my dataset

The dataset that I have chosen to use for my assessment project is on knife crime statistics in London in the year 2018.

I chose these statistics as my dataset as not only will I look at just the year 2018 I will look at the last few years and also I will look at figures recorded of knife crime this year. This topic interests me as there has been a lot in the news about knife crime as it rapidly increased last year.

In the dataset I can find many angles some ways can be to show that knife crime is on the rise, not all knife crime may be recorded, crime is increasing and what could be the reason towards this and I can also differentiate crime rates and maybe uncover what type of crime is the highest in London.