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NAIT NewsWatch – Entertainment – Xbox Kinect Launch

NAIT NewsWatch – Entertainment – Xbox Kinect Launch

My third position for NAIT NewsWatch this semester was Entertainment Host/Reporter.

This meant I was in charge of:

– Coming up several entertainment-related story ideas that would fill my segment (about 5 minutes)
– Arrange and conducting interviews
– Shooting and editing all stories
– Writing and voicing all stories
– Read the leads/voice over LIVE in studio!

I was really excited for my week doing Entertainment because for the longest time I had solely wanted to be an entertainment reporter (I still would love to have a job doing entertainment but now I am also open to news and other aspects of the industry as well!)

Here is a story on the Xbox Kinect Launch that I did for that week!

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEPdpMSoJWI

I was happy with this because I made the effort to attend a midnight launch (didn’t get to sleep till 2 a.m. so it was exhausting the next day!) It was really fun actually :O) I’m a dork so midnight launches and people geeking out about something fits well with what I like to do, haha!

While there were technical difficulties on the day of the in-studio filming that did affect my segment β€” my instructors / executive producers gave me great critique. I had a solid line up, lots of variety, good writing, good shots and good delivery. I ALWAYS think my delivery could be better and given the technical difficulties that were going on at this point in the cast I was pretty bummed out, but I am happy that everything else turned out good! :) This was also my first and only week of the semester on camera in-studio, so it was a pretty important week for me!

Linda

(Note: I am in “Team B” for NAIT NewsWatch. Team A & B have “on/off” alternating weeks. On our own week we have positions as either Live Reporter, Aslive Reporter, Anchor, Sports Reporter, Entertainment Reporter, Shooter/Editor or Producer. On our off week we do behind-the-scenes work including Switcher, Fonts/Clips Playback, Production Assistant, In-Studio Camera Operator, Floor Director, etc.)

Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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