Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Making Of A Live Shot

A tough spot for microwave transmission.

A location crisscrossed by power lines.

A short in a video cable.

A quick live truck relocation.

A problem with an audio cable.

A faulty tripod.

An hour of setup time reduced to minutes, then seconds.

And still, the lead story for KOLD News 13 at 10 last night went over the air with little hint of trouble.

You will not see the extraordinary teamwork of photographer Paul Durrant, engineer Jaime Cordova, and reporter Suleika Acosta mentioned on the air -- which is why I am mentioning them here.


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