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

Types of angles in a story

Picture that says News

News story: Brexit: MPs to have final vote by 12th March, says May

Types of angles

  • National angle: this story is major news across the whole country and across the world as Britain is planning on leaving the EU
  • Local angle: it can be seen to have a local angle as the vote is happening just in the UK, so this news story applies locally.
  • Timing and proximity: a date of the 12thMarch has been included in the story this is a time of when MPs will get a final vote on Brexit.
  • Consequence: May is allowing MPs to have a final vote to make sure MPs are happy to go through with Britain leaving the EU.