I’m still pushing myself to edit more creatively for mobile and social. It’s challenging because the station doesn’t have a style guide or templates. I’m also using Grass Valley’s Edius, which isn’t built for this kind of thing. And these stories get done in between breaking news, VOSOTs and cutting “social video.” Basically, I’m making it up as I go along.
I shot this story about the new movie Kicks in the morning and filed it that afternoon. Keep an eye out for Justin Tipping…
Just in time for Easter, I shot and edited this package about a big bunny. It got lots of eyeballs online and on social. Definitely watch to the end!
I’m experimenting with formatting text on the screen while also learning Edius. It was so fast and effortless with Final Cut — all muscle memory. Think about an edit, fingers fly, and it happens on the screen… The switch has slowed me down a bit. My goal is to be “bilingual” with editing software, maybe trilingual. But I still think Edius is clunky compared to FCP or Premiere.
How big was the bunny? This big:
Just started, but not wasting time. This first-person package got mad play online and picked up by NBC affiliates across the country.
A quirky presidential primary story for Presidents’ Day – just what the station ordered! And I didn’t fall off the roof.
Here’s how NowThis (an NBC News partner) cut it:
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