Spectrum News 1 Texas MMJ Renee Diamonte

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Posted June 15th 2020


Renee Diamonte is an MMJ with Spectrum News 1 in Austin, Texas.

Two weeks ago, she was also a participant in one of our intensvie 5-day video storytelling bootcamps.

There, we teach particiants to report, shoot, edit, script, track and produce TV news stories on their own.  Using only an iPhone.

During the boocamps (done virtually via Zoom), they produce two stories during the week.

All of the stories are shot on an iPhone, but for the first story, done on day 1, they also cut on the iPhone.

This was Renee's first story.

Shot and edited on an iPhone in one day.

We strive for very low shooting ratios.
The object is to envision the story BEFORE you shoot it. 

Our target is to shoot all stories at a 3:1 ratio.

Industry standard is 20:1

Renee shot this piece, which run 2:15 with 6 minutes of raw video.

Pretty good.

And a pretty good job for the first Bootcamp piece.

A one day turn?

More like a 3 hour turn.



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