While millions around the world watch their favorite soccer teams compete in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, another “team” is tackling social issues in the African nation of Kenya.
An eight-minute film, produced by the U.K.’s National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), offers technical tips and guidelines on shooting news videos for Web sites.
General rules, dos and don'ts of broadcast writing, courtesy of longtime journalist and media trainer Michelle Betz.
Keeping the microphone off-axis or at an angle to the speaker is crucial for many microphone to avoid plosives: the popping Ps and hard consonant Cs and Ks. Place the microphone roughly at 45 degrees, between the ear and the nose.
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