Weekend Script: Broadcast Writing on the Run at Homecoming. Media Writing/ 2012 / Scott. The assignment. Offered good chances if you took the Mitch Pittman approach and sought angles and ‘reveals.’ Plenty of people to find to interview.
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Media Writing/ 2012 / Scott
Homecoming is a time machine. It is a time for alumni to revisit school and rehash the old days with friends.
Slightly edited but good idea. Notice how crisp, fast, clear. Good tempo. Works for broadcast.
If I could relive anything it would be jumping in the fountains. There was a night when I did all that, and it was amazing. I would do it this weekend, but I’m sure the campus police are very aware of this desire and would catch me.
Bingo! This is what we’re after. Fun. Full. Fresh. One-of-a-kind. How do you find a bite like this? You keep asking until you find one. Don’t be satisfied with dull sound bites. Work at it.
I just feel like this is my home. When I hear the word ‘homecoming,’ I don’t think of football. I take it literally as coming home.
This comment plays with the idea of homecoming. Turns it around. Removes the sense of cliché.
I miss the days I got to relax and chill with my friends. There was nothing better than sitting back on a Fridaywith a cold beer, watching the game. I am lucky to do that every few months now. I miss being that age.”
Not a secret but an honest comment. It carries a touch of emotion. It’s wistful, specific. The last line makes the entire sound bit work.
I miss day drinking. Just how my body was so sour and just hanging around and not having to worry about the real world. I miss the girls, too, and how easy they were. Now days you have to give a run-through of your background history.
He said it, but . . . Would a TV station run this? Maybe Spike TV? Why are TV news officials cautious about what they air? What differentiates TV as a medium?
Lesson of the day: Being brief and conversational is not as easy as it looks.
We’ll discuss some of this briefly on Monday.