I wrote here a week or so back about making a technology story into television and stressed just how important picture editors are these days in making television news pieces . In my view, they are becoming the key creative forces in television news, with digital editing setting them free to try out all sorts of ideas.
When I took that post, slightly adapted, and put it on the dot life blog there were plenty of comments from people who seemed to think that the last thing you needed in television was decent pictures and clever ways of illustrating complex stories.
Perhaps I didn’t explain myself very well – but here’s a video which might do it better. It is an insight into what a picture editor does by an award-winning craftsman Bill McKenna. I particularly like what he says about the distractions of having a correspondent and a producer gossiping in the background.
Vodpod videos no longer available.