Tom Moran is a producer at Spectrum1. He took the 4-day bootcamp last week. This is the first piece he has ever done.
Tom shot the story on an iPhone - reported, scripted, edited and produced all on his own - no crews, no producers, no one but him and the story.
He also turned it in a day.
Tom is a producer at Spectrum1, the all VJ TV station we are working with in Los Angeles.
As with all of our projects, we like to train everyone, not just the 'reporters'.
After all, at the New York Times, everyone in the building knows how to write and is encouraged to write for the paper. Even the in-house lawyers. Television should be no different.
And, in the case of a big story, Spectrum1 can put more reporters with cameras on the streets of LA than all the conventioal local TV stations combined. It's a pretty powerful combination, and it makes it even more powerful when people can produce stories like Tom's.