Brett Mensing’s MMJ Introduction Video

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to view my Final Video Project for my COMM 240 course this semester at St. Cloud State University. This was definitely a fun, and emotional project for me to create, with it being my last semester at SCSU, and with that my final semester working with the talented crew and all of the equipment at UTVS News. For this video, I used two different cameras to film the interview that I conducted by myself. Starting out, I set up the Panasonic AC 90 camera, using the shotgun microphone set up for background noise. I didn’t have to use the light kit that comes with the AC 90, because I was fortunate to shoot my interview in Studio 1 at UTVS. With that being said, I also used the Grass Valley studio camera 2 that is stationed in Studio 1. The lighting was phenomenal for the interview, because of the professional lighting set up in the studio. I recorded my main interview through the K2 system that we use at UTVS, and used the lavaliere microphone that is attached behind the anchor desk in Studio 1. Once I recorded the main interview for my video, I was able to import the file into Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015, the software that was used to edit in postproduction. This is a non-linear editing system, used by many professionals in the mass communications industry. I edited the video using an Apple Mac computer, situated in the edit bay provided by UTVS.

Check out Brett’s full list of camera shots, listed below:

0:00 – Shot 1 –Medium shot on Brett from camera 2 in Studio 1 at UTVS.

0:06 – Shot 2 – Cutaway to Ken Burns Effect of Minnesota locator map.

0:10 – Shot 3 – Medium shot on Brett from camera 2 in Studio 1 at UTVS.

0:13 – Shot 4 – Wide shot of Brett at anchor desk in Studio 1 at UTVS.

0:18 – Shot 5 – Medium shot on Brett from camera 2 in Studio 1 at UTVS.

0:26 – Shot 6 – Close-up shot of SCSU logo on Grass Valley camera 2 in Studio 1.

0:28 – Shot 7 – Point-of-view shot with Brett reading at the anchor desk.

0:32 – Shot 8 – Medium shot on Brett from camera 2 in Studio 1 at UTVS.

0:34 – Shot 9 – Cutaway shot to 2 shot on camera 2 with Brett and Danielle Maroney    at anchor desk in Studio 1.

0:36 – Shot 10 – Medium shot on Brett with camera 3 in Studio 1.

0:39 – Shot 11 – Medium shot on Brett from camera 2 in Studio 1 at UTVS.

0:48 – Shot 12 – Zoom in shot on camera 2 in Studio 1 on Brett and Danielle                     Maroney, UTVS News at 6.

0:54 – Shot 13 – 2 box shot with medium shot on Brett and medium shot on Lyanne         Valdez in the UTVS Newsroom.

1:03 – Shot 14 – Cutaway to Ken Burns Effect on photo of Brett at UTVS News                  producer desk.

1:08 – Shot 15 – Medium shot on Brett from camera 2 in Studio 1 at UTVS.

1:10 – Shot 16 – 2 box shot with medium shot on Brett in UTVS Newsroom and 2              shot on camera 2 in Studio 1 with the anchors.

1:11 – Shot 17 – Medium shot on Brett reporting in UTVS Newsroom.

1:15 – Shot 18 – Eye level angle shot of Brett interviewing Jennifer Super from SCSU       Public Safety Department.

1:19 – Shot 19 – Medium shot on Brett from camera 2 in Studio 1 at UTVS.

1:30 – Shot 20 – Cutaway shot to Ken Burns Effect on photo zoom out of UTVS News      crew at anchor desk after UTVS News at 6.

1:37 – Shot 21 – 4 shot on camera 2 in Studio 1 of all talent at UTVS anchor desk.

1:39 – Shot 22 – Medium shot on Brett from camera 2 in Studio 1 at UTVS.

1:47 – Shot 23 – Wide shot of Brett at anchor desk in Studio 1.

1:53 – Shot 24 – Medium shot on Brett from camera 2 in Studio 1 at UTVS.

1:57 – Shot 25 – 2 shot on camera 1 in Studio 1 at Plasma TV with Brett and Danielle        Maroney.

2:05 – Shot 26 – Medium shot on Brett from camera 2 in Studio 1 at UTVS.

2:10 – Shot 27 – Cutaway shot to Brett at UTVS anchor desk.

2:12 – Shot 28 – Rolling credits with wide shot in background of Brett at UTVS               anchor desk.

Music used for this video, provided by Killer Tracks, with the tune of “Warming Up.”