For our third installment of the ongoing series, Tuned Out: Is Masculinity in Crisis? we went lighter, and did the package of the trip to Portsmouth in November. The actual runtime of the interview was only 3:45, the conversation before and after may had been totally a minute. I was scared to death because in New Hampshire it’s hard to have a prosumer ENG/EFP camera and not have the fear to creep them out. In fact when the line of “I think masculinity is changing” had to be edited, because the microphone was not aimed at her, I was so nervous, but within the first ten seconds I flipped the microphone over, some sound got caught, so I had to cut it out, and I don’t do jump cuts, so that’s why you saw some boats riding around. This is the traditional ENG style of editing.
We kept the package down to 90 seconds; because there were certain questions where me and the minifig producer stumped “Kate”; and it wouldn’t look good. The anchor lead it off, and our reporter thanked me because BCOP did buy my clips through travel reimbursements
We used several seconds of b-roll of Downtown Portsmouth, N.H. to make it appear we were on an assignment, so getting Congress Street and shots on the water and seeing Kittery, Maine from the distance was important.
Some people could critique “Kate’s” dialect as potentially “ditzy”, she was coherent, and intelligent. Something to think about.