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Roll! Shooting TV News by Rich Underwood

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CHAPTER 15

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Brian Weister

Editing—A Cut Above

Brian Weister

News Editor

KMGH-TV, Denver

High Noon Entertainment

NPPA Cutting Edge Editor of the Year, 2002 and 2005

NPPA National Editor of the Year, 2003 and 2004

I t’s 4:35 P.M. A fresh cassette from the field is ushered into the newsroom with the same focused intensity as a critical patient being rushed to an ER.

On a dark monitor, the first frame of video pops to life. The remains of a collapsed building stand frozen against falling snow and rescue efforts. Emergency lights flash on the screen, illuminating Brian Weister in a transparent cage. He’s an editor, the final voice that “tells” the ...

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