Workflow Summary-Timeline

A) News Assignments are posted either Friday or Saturday

B) Packages

Lab Day #1
12:30-1 p.m.
Pitch story ideas. Bring at least three to pitch. After a story is approved, equipment is checked out.
1-4:30 p.m.
Shoot interviews, stand up(s) and b-roll. Minimum 30 b-roll clips. Minimum two interviews. Stand ups are not required of those who signed up primarily for behind-the-scenes work. Dress appropriately for your stand-ups, which may be at the beginning, middle or end (or all of the above) of your report. While you’re set up for a stand up, use your smart phone and the Facebook Live app to do a live report from the scene to preview your story. Make sure you’re a “friend” of Bobcat Update to allow your live report to be shared.
4:30-5 p.m.
Download your clips to the desktop. Rename the folder –which by default is “stream” — to your slug name. Upload your folder with clips to the share point (mc3312 -> video clips). Rename your sound bite clips and copy them for later use to either a portable hard drive, flash drive or card OR upload them to your Texas State udrive or a cloud drive of your choosing (Google, iCloud, Dropbox, etc.) You will need them when you’re writing your story.
Check in equipment.
5 p.m.-midnight
E-mail single-spaced draft of script for grading. No attachments. The reporter’s first and last names ONLY in the subject line. Make sure there’s an anchor toss and closing. Indicate where the sound bites go with placemarks (SB). Do NOT provide a verbatim account of the sound bites at this point. Send your script to

Lab Day #2
12:30 p.m.
Reporter: Record approved/graded script in Room 314a, which you will find in the Reporters’ Notebook.
Photographer: Download folder containing clips.
Import clips into Adobe Premiere
1:00 p.m.
Reporter and Photographer: Choose in & out points of sound bites
No bite may exceed 15 seconds
1:15-2 p.m.
Reporter: Create a .docx and .txt versions of the story.
When finished, ask for instructor review.
Print a copy of the script and place it on the table.
.docx & .txt versions on desktop and share point (mc3312)
Photog: Find the best four seconds of each b-roll clip.
Place narration wav on A1 of the project.
Remove errors and 3-2-1s.
Insert sound bites on V2/A2.
2-3:30 p.m.
Reporter & Photographer: Edit timeline together.
Insert B-Roll to match narration.
Make sure there’s buffer at beginning and end.
Create at least one still frame to represent story.
When finished, ask for instructor review.
Create .mp4 clip.
Upload final clip to newscast -> Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
3:30-4:00 p.m.
Ask Dr. England to upload your video clip to YouTube.
Share the YouTube link that is created to Twitter with the hashtag #mc3312.
Sell your story. Merely posting isn’t enough. Entice your social media audience to watch your production.
Save screen caps of your social media sharing to your TRACS>Dropbox.
Insert still frame(s) into blog version.
Make sure you include a title and byline.

C. Voice Overs (VOs)

Lab Day
12:30-1 p.m.
Pitch story ideas. Bring at least three to pitch.
Equipment checkout.
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Shoot video. Minimum 10 usable shots. No interviews. No stand ups. No reporter narration.
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Write one-page .docx script
Edit 35-40 seconds of video in timeline.
Ask for instructor review of the finished .docx script & video.
Copy and paste approved script into a blank document.
Create a .txt version of the story.
Post .docx and .txt scripts on share point (mc3312).
Post approved video clip on the share point:
newscast -> Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday