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.

About shanthanubh

A calcutta(India)based Independent newsresearcher and Investigative reporter.He has been working as a journalist for more than 15 years.He had worked as a news researcher for various news based programs in Calcutta.Shanthanu considers Deborah Potter and Theressha Collington Moore as his mentor because in his early days of journalism carrier, he was inspired and motivited by their works and learnt a lot from them about media ethics and news research.Though,a news researcher don't get enough credit for his job,he sticks to it.He believes that as journalists we should follow the jounalism mantra that if your mother says she loves you, check it out.we work as a store clerk.we believe that facts are more important than adjectives.Earlier,he also worked as a private investigator to brush up his skill as an Investigative Reporter.

Posted on January 18, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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