TV Key Words

CCNY Students at Spectrum NewsNY1

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 …

Formats For Writing TV News Stories

Brooklyn family at Coney Island wearing masks. Photo by ConsumerMojo.com

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 …

How We Write

When you sit down to write make, sure that each sentence reflects what you mean. Use active verbs and write clear concise sentences that convey your ideas. Active Voice The subject comes first in an active sentence. Example Police arrested a man recently freed on bail for allegedly beating and assaulting a woman in a …

Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse

https://youtu.be/y6r-FzXM3CE TRACK: 1 THIS MORNING - INVESTIGATORS TRYING TO FIND THE CAUSE OF THIS DRAMATIC BRIDGE COLLAPSE IN PITTSBURGH SOT - DENNIS COLLINS, NTSB INVESTIGATOR: We're looking for indications of where it began. // signs of stress in the materials, signs of fracture, signs of deterioration. TRACK: 2 - COMBING THROUGH WHAT’S LEFT AT THE SCENE AFTER FRIDAY'S COLLAPSE LEFT …

ABC News Script D.C. Auto Show

AIR DATE 1/31  DIGITAL LINK: https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/video/semiconductor-chip-shortageaffecting-vehicle-production-82565293 TRACK:1 THE *WASHINGTON* AUTO SHOW IS GIVING ATTENDEES A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE WITH A LOOK AT SOME OF THE HOTTEST NEW WHEELS AROUND — AND THIS YEAR IT’S ALL ABOUT ELECTRIC VEHICLES. EVERYTHING FROM THE NEW FORD F-150 LIGHTNING TRUCK COMING WITH A NEW 300 MILE EXTENDED RANGE BATTERY …