My video project tells the story of a newspaper in production. I work for The Daily Evergreen and spend several nights a week producing news content. It is a huge part of my life. Therefore, my video project falls in line with my “About Me” theme as it briefly recaps in story form a night in the newsroom.
I like this project because it allows me to get others involved in the story. I hate emphasizing myself in projects. This allows me to demonstrate visually how I, The Daily Evergreen staff, and you connect.
My draft below consists of a music track found on Free Media Archives website, as well as a typewriter track (laid over the music track), and footage filmed at The Daily Evergreen (with the permission of my Editor). There is a 30 second black space in the beginning and a 30 second black space at the end as I have not finished filming all of the content.
I have strung together shots of me working, and personal interviews with other staff members. My goal is to have a lively, interesting, interactive introduction (read the storyboard) that leads into a news broadcast style feature story. It will close in a similarly lively, interesting, and interactive way.
I will also be adding transitions, change the rates of several clips, and color correct some of the content. While I was filming I accidentally switched the exposure which gave some footage a blue tint. I will alter this during Dead Week.
I am curious as to how I can keep audience members attentions and make this video more interactive. I would greatly appreciate any recommendations and tips.
- 0:00 – 0:10 Single aerial shot of bowl being placed on wooden table. Bran flakes and milk will be poured into the bowl. Spoonful of cereal will be lifted to camera.
Title graphically flashes across screen, which is: You, Me, and a Newspaper
- 0:10 – 0:25 Cell phone is pulled out and left hand begins sliding through social media as right hand manages cereal.
“How many of you check Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Yik Yak in the morning? How many of you read a newspaper, or even a glanced at the text on a cereal box, in the morning?”
Newspaper and cereal box come into shot and are then tossed away.
“Some of, if not most of, any text you’ve processed since waking up today has been produced by a journalist of some sort. Whether it be a Buzzfeed article, a CollegeLife meme, or a video of a cat playing the piano while eating bacon in outer space, someone with a desire to generate content and share it with an audience is creating it.”
- 0:25 – 0:28 Shot of myself
“My name is Lance Lijewski and I’m a student journalist. I produce content like that for people in Pullman as I work for WSU campus newspaper, The Daily Evergreen.
- 0:28 – 0:31 Shot of Murrow East at night.
“When your day winds down, mine winds up, as I and a team of other student journalists clock into work and produce a paper for you to read in the morning.”
- 0:31 – 0:38 Camera shot of Student Media Service hours plaque that pans down to hallway/path to newsroom.
- 0:39 – 0:44 Newsroom banner.
- 0:44 – 0:55 Shot of Nathan Howard, Editor-in-chief, explaining the significance of The Daily Evergreen and its purpose (briefly).
- 0:56 – 1:04 Pan of Newsroom.
- 1:04 – 1:22 Shot of Michelle Fredrickson, Managing Editor, explaining my significance in the newsroom.
- 1:22 – 1:32 Shot of cluttered desk. Clutter is shoved off by me. Two dummy sheets of paper that show what the pages I have to work with look like are placed down.
- 1:32 – 1:40 Shot of me arriving at desk and beginning to work.
- 1:40 – 2:02 Three different angles, five shots, of me typing.
- 2:02 – 2:26 Time lapse of me laying out part of page, photos specifically.
- 2:26 – 2:50 Shot of Nathan Howard explaining deadline and the necessity of publishing on time.
- 2:50 – 3:00 Shot of print copies of my section being examined before deadline. Being examined for publication.
- 3:00 – 3:06 Shot of Nathan exporting/sending to printers.
- 3:06 – 3:10 Shot of clock, not quite being 10pm yet, signifying deadline was made.
- 3:10 – 3:15 Some kind of celebration
- Shot of Bryan Hall clock in the morning
- Shot of cereal with fresh copy of newspaper in hand
- 3:45 – 4:00 End Credits