Friday, July 2, 2010
Monday was a very good day cause for the first time I got to see WWE Raw live and in HD. I did had to work that day but not on night side cause the desk call me in early. This week I'll give it a grade of a B- so you say why, well let me explain. It's been a month and a couple of weeks since joining my new shop I'm still going through "grown pains". Me and my reporter got in and started to log and edit my package. I went to set up my live shot the desk called and informed me that the video was cut in SD instead of HD. I realized that i clicked on the wrong project settings in Eduis. The story did run in the ten but not in the eleven. Indeed I was freaked out that my ND, EP, and chief photog will get mad at me but I had e-mailed them as soon I got back to the station. Later in the week I shot a package that dealt with snakes. Yes I was freaked out but kept my cool and did my job. I got a chance to speak with the chief photog at WGCL-TV in Atlanta and I did not know he knew my chief photog. Can you say small world? I just talked to him about me and a possibility to work there in a couple of years. Over all the week could have been better but I lived to fight another day. Next week I'm back on day side and let the breaking news come. Till next time "Chance favors the prepared mind."
Saturday, June 26, 2010
I got word this week that I will be starting to work weekends mainly on Sunday nights. Usually on Sundays I like off due to it's the seventh day, rest, I will like to attend church, NFL football, and once a month watch WWE pay-per-views. The light at the end of the tunnel is that I will be working Sunday- Thursdays with Friday and Saturdays off. That's good because I can finally watch my WWE Friday Night Smackdown in HD on Fridays. On Saturdays I can see my favorite crime show Americas Most wanted at 9:00pm on FOX and I can see the replay of WWE RAW at 10:00pm in HD on Universal HD. The reason for this change is because we just hired a new photog that will be on the weekend shift as soon he gets up to speed with the operations here. I made two mistakes this week when editing news packages. I guess I'm to fast for my own good as I missed one voice track on a package I did Tuesday and on other time this week i missed sots. I was not totally my fault due to me not having a day off in almost two weeks but I got to pay attention when I'm editing. The latter days of this week I had some breaking news to attend to a lady who was riding her bike on the street was hit by a car but later died of her injuries. Why I'm I the only one always shooting fatal accidents? I hope to pray this upcoming week will be an easy one. The boss is back in the office so time to shape up. Till my next rant "Chance favors the prepared mind".
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Well it's been a long time since I've been here but I'm back but only will have a weekly blog. Since I last blogged on this site I been thorough a lot. I resigned my freelance gig from Ga. Dome Productions to focus on getting a job in another market. I finally got some interviews one in Knoxville, TN and Jacksonville, FL. WTVM went through some changes and that really sent me off to pursuit jobs. Speaking of jobs I did not get the job in Knoxville but I did get the photojournalist job in Jacksonville, Fl though. Spending three years at WTVM prepared me for this environment here in J'ville. This week one of the saddest stories I had to cover was when an Amtrak train hit this family car and they died. For more of that story look at the video I posted on my YouTube page below:
In this very tragic breaking story I ever shot and edited this package shows what happened when an Amtrak train his this car killing a mom and her two kids.
as I stated above due to my schedule I will posting a weekly blog instead a daily blog so look for that. If there's time I be post a daily blog. Till next time "Chance favors the prepared mind."