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Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, 6th Edition by Frank Barnas

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CHAPTER 9

Fieldwork

CONTENTS

Introduction

Equipment

Setting Up in the Field

Video

Audio

Summary

KEY WORDS

B-Roll

Batteries

Camera Body

Cover Footage

Earphones

Establishing Shot

Filter

Frame

Handheld Microphone

Lavaliere Microphone

Lens

Mixed Light

Nat Sound

Pass

Primary Sound

Room Tone

Sequence

Time Code

Tripod

Videotape

Viewfinder

White Balance

INTRODUCTION

Although we emphasize the need for journalists to develop writing and reporting skills, students also need to acquire some basic technical and production skills, such as how to use video cameras and editing software. These skills are necessary in the increasingly competitive world of broadcast journalism.

Some stations have always required reporters to shoot their own stories, interviews, ...

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