Tell the story visually
To cover sensitive stories:
- one should avoid usual equipments such as tripods and lighting instruments.So that,subjects can forget about camera’s presence.
- To shoot in the environment friendly situation,subjects can express themselves naturally.We should always remember that journalists are not crusaders,we are mere informers.
- Whether is is hard news or soft news,tell the story visually.Local crime-investigative shows follow the same pattern.In 30 minute show,they drag a single story-sometimes,viewers feel irritated-bored.If we have enough footage-cutaways,various angle shots ( according to veteran news videographer Angela Grant, always try to get at least four shots of every single thing we want to shoot.)
- The question that a senior Journalist ask for himself is how do I do it and still retain my journalistic ethics.Don’t ever shoot anybody without his or her permission.