News Reports From Down a Well

The flood of news items ripping over the airways on the pandemic has given countless novel reporters their 15 minutes of fame. Many are nervous when the on-air light comes on and um and err as most of us would. The bigger issue is the advent of SKYPE etc broadcasts. We desperately need some schooling on how to set up the smart device so the report does not feature an up the nose or looking at the ceiling shot.

Having said this have you noticed the modern trend of documentaries where the report looks to one side of the camera, or looks back over their shoulder whilst walking along. Anyway the final beef of the issue is the sound quality. Using a smart phone, tablet or laptop means it all sounds like a broadcast down a distant well.

Alistair Owens

The meandering thoughts of someone with too much time on his hands. Tending to see the obscure and irrelevant in most events I have been forced to record this by family members as a means of diverting attention away from them. But I see their plan.

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