jrn 3365 producing exercise

You are going to produce the first block of a newscast from the opening (or preshow tease) all the way through the first commercial break.

It must have a minimum of 5 stories

It must include at least one script for each of the following 5 story types: Copy, VO, SOT, VO/SOT, PKG.

Your total time must be between 7:30 – 9 minutes.
When timing out you scripts each line of anchor text is 2.5 seconds. (2 lines is = 5 seconds)
Be sure to add the package and SOT times to your Total Story Times.(upper right of each script) VO times are needed for the director but do NOT need to be calculated into the Total Story Time.

At least 3 of your stories must have a twitter message

The animated show open is 20 seconds long be sure to include that in your rundown

Include a preshow tease and a 1st break tease:
You will write scripts for each story, including a preshow tease and a (2 part) tease before commercial break (tease a sports story and a national story) that ends the A block.

Your Anchors are “Aaron Fredrick” and “Anna Cecil”

Tools:
A running Time Calculator to help you out. http://www.grun1.com/utils/timeCalc.html
(Links to an external site.)
A character counter for tweets www.charactercountonline.com (Links to an external site.)

Script Template:
(STORY NAME HERE)
(ANCHOR NAME HERE)
<INSERT STORY TEXT HERE>
===(TAKE <STORY TYPE HERE>)===
===(TAKE TAG)===
(ANCHOR NAME HERE)
<INSERT TAG TEXT HERE>

Director’s Notes:
TAKE:PKG/SOT/VO
TIME:0:00
SIGOUT/OUTCUE:”…”

News Stories are available at the in modules under “Producing Exercise Story Bank,pdf