The comment on my post about Ann Murray Paige’s remarkable story from Ann herself reminded me of one of the things I was sad to give up in my move to digital media.
What can I say? I still see you telling me my script wasn’t good enough while at the same time smiling and wondering what time we were all going to meet at Boru’s for a drink after work.
I can still see that as well, and it reminded me of the satisfaction I got from editing other people’s writing as an Executive Producer. It was fine to go through the little 30-second stories we’d do throughout a newscast, but it was much more rewarding to work more closely with a reporter to help hone their story.
For broadcast/multimedia, there were two seemingly contradictory challenges:
- How to make the story complete?
- How to keep it tight?