The video above was the first news story ever shot by newbie Newark Star Ledger VJ Andre Malok.
Malok had just complete his one-week bootcamp. He had never touched a video camera or an edit system before.
Now, Malok was sent out on this breaking news story, and when he got there, encountered conventional local TV news crews from NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox News. All local NY teams. The WNBC crew busted his chops. His ‘toy camera’. His lack of knowledge. His lack of experience. They were the pros! He was from a newspapaer! With a toy camera! And no reporter. Just him. What a joke.
But Malok took it all in stride.
His piece is above. He cut it in 3 hours and it was on the air (or rather, online) on the same day.
Good for you Andre.
First piece ever.
But it is even better, because the piece that WNBC ran on the air is piece of junk!
A Vo/SOT with about 30 seconds of one shot of the bear running down the road.
Ha ha ha!
I can’t post a link to the their bear story, because its not on their website. But for some strange reason, they decided to post some of the ‘professional crew’s’ raw footage.
Here it is:
(I can’t embed this WNBC video, but go click on the link. It’s worth it to see for yourself. Unbelievable)
Newark Star Ledger VJs – 1
Local TV news crews – 0