LUTV Reporter Blog Five

Spring break came at a great time. A lot happened during the first part of the semester. There is much still to be accomplished as well. I’ve really been trying to dig in and come up with lots of story ideas since we are in the homestretch of the semester. Since the last time I filed a blog I have worked on some stories for LUTV. That work has been beneficial and rewarding.

Washington:

Something non-LUTV I got the chance to do before the break was to go to Washington D.C. with the Lindenwood chapter of the

Photo by Brett McMillan This is one of the many studios at SiriusXM's many Washington D.C. studios.

Photo by Brett McMillan
This is one of the many studios at SiriusXM’s many Washington D.C. studios.

National Broadcast Society. The convention was a hotbed for broadcasting knowledge. Professionals from all over the Washington D.C. and Baltimore areas came and share with us about their careers. Career advice was also offered. It was good to hear from people who work in all the different parts of the community. There were programming managers, on-air talent, sales account executives, and hiring directors. All of them were candid, but encouraging. I sat in on sports media panels, social media discussions, and was able to soak up lots of other media knowledge.

NBS also offered tours of professional media outlets. I toured SiriusXM radio. It was a truly awesome experience. Their facility is state of the art. Each station has a different studio. We interacted with on-air talent and were given a tour of the building. The internship was also explained during our visit.

Opening Day:

My favorite LUTV project post break was Alex Ferrario’s package on the St. Louis Cardinals opening day. We went downtown and got video of thousands of tailgater’s in Kiener Plaza.

Shooting this package was great because we were working alongside St. Louis professional media who were working in the same space we were. It was great to know we were covering the same event as them.

The light was harsh at first since we were outside on a very clear day. This situation gave me a great opportunity to work with the camera settings. Using the gain we got footage we were pleased with.

The interviews were great. We had three really dynamic people who were will willing to be filmed. One man was dressed up in brightly colored clothes and was dancing in Kiener Plaza. We found a woman who had been a Cardinal fan for decades, and another gentleman who was the ring leader of a group of tailgaters. We were very fortunate to run into Joe Brady and they rest of his tailgating posse on top of a parking garage.

They provided some nice B-Roll and a great story as well.

What’s Coming:

I’ve been working on a package on the Schnucks debit card breach. Putting it together has been enjoyable. I also did a VOSOT on the O’Fallon police department’s new police of putting shoplifters’ mug shots on the Internet. The package I haven’t shot yet, but think I will enjoy doing is one on the Lindewood owned Daniel Boone Home. That is set to air next week.

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About brettmcmillan

Believer. Broadcaster. Story Teller.

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