Broadcast Media TV Reporting
Technical Side: Learning to shoot green screen removes tons of time and budget limitations; instead of scouting and shooting on location, you can digitally recreate the background of your scene. This course takes you through the steps of shooting both photography and video on green screen. Instructors walk you through the process of preparing a live-action set, from hanging the backdrop to lighting the subject with strobes; positioning and posing your subject; and completing the scene with postproduction techniques in Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro. Learn how to composite your footage against a new digital background plate, match the color and exposure, adjust focus, and perform keying for motion.
Television news anchors reporting side: The second half of this course teaches aspiring broadcast news reporters how to notify the public about breaking headlines and current news events. During live broadcasts, instructors will introduce field and in-studio reporters to the process of providing additional news information on specific stories. Students will also interview professionals who have opinions or facts relating to a story.
Working as a television news reporter allows a person to consistently be on camera and viewed by audiences.
- Why use green screen?
- Using a fabric, Flexfill, or Reflecmedia backdrop
- Lighting the green screen
- Establishing a relationship with the subject
- Shooting handheld
- Shooting with a DSLR
- Using a sync sound workflow
- Processing raw footage
- Creating transparency in Photoshop
- Removing the background
- Adjusting background focus
- Keying in Premiere Pro or After Effects
- Animating the camera
- Public Speaking
- Using video prompter
- Handling news topics
- Investigative reporting
- Audio and video production
- News research and interviewing skills
- News editing and design
- Principles of copyediting
- Broadcast news reporting
The News School’s first certification program was established to individually recognize the competence of news reporters. In the first year more than 100 reporters passed the first exam, establishing themselves as “Certified Journalist,” or CJs.
Since then, The News School certification program has become a valuable membership benefit. The journalism certification program now has four tiers of achievement and proudly claims nearly 500 Certified Journalist and News Editors.
What Will I Do as a TV News Reporter?
If you’ve ever watched a television news program, it might seem like a reporter’s job is simply to read news off of a teleprompter into a camera. In fact, the job duties of a TV news reporter are much more extensive.
As a TV reporter, you’ll be responsible for tracking down news stories, gathering information, conducting interviews and writing news pieces. You’ll often need to travel to the scene of newsworthy events such as community meetings, political rallies, crimes or accidents. You might compile photos or video footage of the event, then write up a short report that can be presented during a broadcast news program.
This program will follow a process that gives students the kind of instruction resembling an on the job training process. This will optimize learning.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 8 Weeks
- Skill level Beginner
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes