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Better Broadcast Writing, Better Broadcast News by Greg Dobbs

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

 

What You’ll Learn_________________________

The popular maxim (attributed to Fred R. Barnard) in this chapter’s title sums up what you learned in the last chapter. Pictures are an integral part of television news.

If you end up in television news, you’ll either shoot video, edit video, or work with someone who does. So it’s important to understand the basics of shooting and editing video tape. That way, even if you don’t know how to turn on the camera or the editing equipment, you’ll know a little bit about what can (and should) be done with them, once somebody else turns them on.

That’s why, while not highly technical, this chapter will deal with some of the fundamental mechanical requirements of television ...

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