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Video for web vs. TV

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In a short but fascinating item and video interview on Beet.TV, Mary Hockaday, Head of the BBC Newsroom, sketched out a notion of video shot for the web taking on a “show and tell” format that would be different from video shot for  TV broadcast in the more familiar reporter stand-up / voiceover format. Hockaday sees an emerging format in which a reporter delivers more of an unscripted tour of the scene or situation.

She makes a good case, which then raises good questions about training reporters and videographers in this approach, including the art of improvising and how to anticipate the scope of the segment in the larger context of the web presentation.

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Written by mroberts8

04/09/2010 at 6:05 pm

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