Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Double Same-Days in NOLA [Video]

These guys don't look like biotech trainers
Another season of Classroom Close-up, NJ has come to an end. In case you missed it, you can watch the season finale online. It's a recap of the season and includes bits from more than a dozen shows.

So besides editing stories for next season, what do I do during the summer when we're not filming stories for the show? Well, along with shuffling the kids to camps and practices, summer is a busy season for business conferences. This month, I trekked down to New Orleans to do some production for the Society of Pharmaceutical and Biotech Trainers at their 2012 Annual Conference.

Here is one of the two same-day-edits that I put together while I was there (you can see the other one on SPBT's YouTube channel). For those unfamiliar with the concept, it's pretty simple, film and edit a video in the same day. It's like one of those 24-hour movie making contests, but you get paid for doing it.

For these videos, we filmed from about 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and then delivered the video by 10 p.m. that night so they could show it at 8 a.m. they next morning. I'll also be putting together a more comprehensive five-minute overview video for SPBT (but at a less exhausting pace).

Sunday, June 3, 2012

June, already? [Video]

Yesterday, I was at Stone Bridge Middle School in Allentown covering a Garden State Debate League tournament for an episode of Classroom Close-up, NJ that will air next season. Animal testing, baseball, and standardized testing were just a few of the topics the students debated. It was the league's final tournament of the year and it was also my last assignment until the fall when a new school year starts. I'll be plenty busy though, I've got seven stories in the can that I need to edit in between all the other things I've got going on this summer.

Today is also the season finale of Classroom Close-up, NJ. If you missed it this morning, you can still catch it at 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on NJTV. I don't have a link to share yet, but here's a link to show 19 which I didn't get a chance to post before it aired. It includes the second part of our story about JA Finance Park that I wrote about earlier this year.

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