Course DescriptionIn broadcast news, a "reel" is the reporter's calling card for getting the job. Tip the scale in your favor by building the all-important "demo reel" to send to potential employers. Through critiques and exercises, beginners and those with more experience learn how to stand out from the pack. Cover content, mood, and style, including how to execute a strong story opening; standups and bridges; improve voiceovers; camera work; lighting; sound quality; pacing and sequences; elements of surprise; and editing. Instruction also includes techniques for ensuring that your reported material is compelling, so that viewers cannot help but watch. Learn how to connect viewers' emotions to the substance of a story. Students work on two-to-four stand-ups in the class and may also anchor a segment of their own. Participants who already have a reel are encouraged to use their work as a starting point.
PrerequisitesJourn X 432 Reporting and Writing I, Journ X 469.3 Broadcast News Reporting and Writing, or equivalent experience and consent of the instructor.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Journalism : Defined Elective - Elective List
- Journalism with Concentration in Journalism Writing : Defined Elective - Elective List
- Journalism with Concentration in Media Studies : Defined Elective - Elective list
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required