My VT group covered ‘The rise in living wage’ for this weeks package. As always we assigned roles within our group. Liam was editor, which he is great at! Charlie was filming, Olivia presenter and I was VT editor. For this role I contacted the two companies in VT for expert interviews, I arranged times in which Charlie and Olivia could meet them to film and communicated this back to the group. I was really happy with our VT this week, but I do think we could have got some vox pops of the people effected by the rise. The filming on our interviews this week has a lot of space above the interviewee’s head, which is something we will work on new week.
I think this weeks show was one of the best so far. Everything seemed to run a lot smoother than the past few weeks, however you would expect that as we are all learning and getting to grips with things. Being on the sofa this week, I was extremely nervous at first, but presenting with George really eased my nerves, I felt we worked really well with each other. I do think next week we should try to relax a little bit more and STOP LOOKING INTO THE MONITOR!
Alice was assigned the role of News editor on Monday morning as Laura was absent. I think she did a really good job, the editorial meeting ran smoothing and some great story ideas were rolled out. The production team as a whole worked great this week, Saf on audio and Leanne as director and Mahria all communicated very well with each other. Me and George finished our scripts very soon as did the rest of the class which made the day a lot easier, it gave me and George time to practice as well as Moona on auto cue enough time to practice speed with us and the production team to make any changes.
Also a new segment this week was Ralitsa being interviewed by me and George on a topic from the Bulletins. I think this is a great addition to the show. Ralista handled it very well and reacted quickly to updates. However, to improve for next week, we could change camera angles during the interview. Remeka also did a great job on Bulletins as well as Jacob on social media, as he has no auto cue and had to memorise the stories beforehand, a lot of pressure!