TV and Video Journalism

Week 2: Sequencing and using the Mojo kits

The theme for this lecture was looking at sequencing and the effective ways it can be used in an interview. Sequencing is where there is three consecutive shots of the same place or thing but in a slightly different shot size. This creates a connection to form the scene.

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We had a go at filming our own interviews and sequencing shots. I filmed the interviewee talking about what they liked about the University using the rule of thirds. To create my sequence, I then filmed a shot of the University grounds, the building, and a welcome sign which I linked together during editing using IMovie.

Looking at what went well, all the shots were in focus, had balanced exposed and were straight. On reflection, it would have been interesting to have varied the shot sizes, as I used mainly wide shots, this would have added dynamic contrast alongside the interview. The feedback I received was that, there needs to be more interest in each sequence shot, so perhaps to have students moving in the background rather than a stillness which you get from having stationary objects. Next time, I will think more about my audience and what they will enjoy.

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