Recording a Stand-up
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One of the most perplexing challenges for any TV multimedia journalist is shooting one’s own stand-up, where the MMJ records video of him or herself in front of the camera. They present obstacles for a one-person operation, but they are absolutely doable, and they can become nifty challenges for those inclined to tackle them. They are also, quite often, mandatory; multimedia journalists must therefore learn how to shoot them – and do so efficiently. This chapter explores the techniques that make self-shot stand-ups possible, such as framing and focusing on the right spot, using the flip-screens available on most cameras, and checking one’s light source. It includes insight from Joe Little of NBC San Diego, whose annual stand-up montage is a huge hit among broadcast journalists.