Journalism students struggle to create video packages when they first begin producing stories. They often focus on the technical aspects of using editing software or shooting video instead of the storytelling.
Veteran broadcast journalists know there are key elements to a package, like natural sounds and creative camera angles, that help a package resonate with the audience. Even after having taken a few college journalism classes, this concept can prove to be elusive for students.
Marco Revuelta, a journalist for Telemundo 15 in California, analyzes an Emmy award-winning news package so students can understand how writing, shot selection, and sounds create a well-rounded story.
Before watching Revuelta’s analysis, please view the award winning story “Unmasked: The Pancho Billa Story”.