Formats For Writing TV News Stories

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Writing TV Stories  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpd8-iCsmVg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTCqyfJwkx0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ST22BV8OZE We use four formats for reporting and storytelling in television journalism: the live-shot or live report, VO or voice over, the VOSOT or voice over to SOT (sound on tape-the portion of the interview you use) and the "package" or full TV news report assembled as one piece. When …

TV Key Words

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KEY WORDS TV and video production have their own vocabulary. Sometimes they share the same language and sometimes they don't. The terms that follow will keep you from needing a TV language interpreter. NATSOT: Sounds of sirens, doors closing, and music that’s played up-full without narration are called “natural sound,” and indicated on a script …