Well, another chapter just started this week on my Multimedia Production class: Finally, it is video time! This part of the course is why I have been chasing this class for two semesters now. I want to be able do every part of a news video. But, as eager as I am for learning the technology behind it, I am more interested in getting to know the storytelling for TV.
The inverted pyramid is a good formula no matter what medium we are in, but I am sure there is a standard way to do things efficiently for the journalist and interesting for the viewers. I am thinking about advices like, do not say in the voiceover what people can see on the images. I would like to know more of them.
In the meantime, I started searching for a good topic for my video story and I think I found it. I would like to do a news package about a Cuban professor, who has been living in the U.S. for 23 years and now wants to go back to run across the island as a way to reconnect with his people and give them hope, in the light of the thaw of diplomatic relations between the U.S and Cuba.
I have made a few contacts with him and his wife already and they are in. Next week in class, we will learn how to do a proper production plan, so in 7 days or less, I will tell you other details of my project. Until then, kisses, Skylighters!