Colin Wight will get between 200,000 and 300,000 views for his films – video news reports – when they’re broadcast during BBC Scotland’s flagship news programme, Reporting Scotland.
Any filmmaker would murder for those kinds of statistics: we’ve all seen indie films on You Tube or Vimeo which only have a couple of hundred views.
“It’s very, very, very stressful. But it’s great,” says Colin, a senior broadcast journalist on the newsdesk at BBC in Aberdeen.
He’s seen tremendous change during his years as a journalist at the Corporation. When he started he’d travel with a two-man camera/sound crew and then bring his tapes back for a full-time editor to put his video package together, but now he does it all himself.
He’s genuinely stimulated by the work he does, and sees video as an opportunity to get more stories to reach more people.
Listen to his interview and get a taste of the time pressures he faces, the equipment and technology he uses and the workflows that have evolved to enable high-speed turnaround of video news packages.
In today’s podcast:
Video Journalism – Wikipedia
Five shot sequences
BBC College of Journalism (CoJo)
CoJo – Video Journalism
BBC Reporting Scotland