I was finishing up my AARs and found a picture from the last night of the Republican National Convention (RNC).
Quick tip for you PIOs doing field reporting: Frame your shot.
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams doing an interview with Time Magazine. Obvious chalked roadway with profane statement behind him. Videographer is recording at an upward angle to frame his subject.
During the RNC, we found that it was critical to frame the shot. Onscene shots were particularly tough because so many activist groups had signs, chalked, or painted words that are inappropriate for pictures or even worse yet, uncontrolled live broadcast hits (Periscope or FacebookLive or YouTubeLive).
Additionally, live outdoor broadcasts from the scene are challenging because it is difficult to control the natural and man-made variables.
So as PIOs we need to reduce any signs, ropes, wires, etc….that could affect your framed shot.
Trust me, reduce the amount of variables to a bare minimum.
Focus your energy in delivering your message. #PIO
Consider stretching before you begin shoveling….and PLEASE wear long pants!!!!!
Do you know the differences between Winter Storm Watch vs. Winter Storm Warning vs. Blizzard Warning?
Winter Storm Watch: There is a possibility of a storm occurring.
Winter Storm Warning: A storm is already taking place or is expected.
Blizzard Warning: Sustained winds or frequent gusts to 35 miles per hour or greater and considerable amounts of falling or blowing snow (reduced visibility to less than a quarter mile) are expected to prevail for a period of three hours or longer.
Bad weather? Cold Weather? Want to know the weather?
Good time to check the latest #OHWX via your NOAA Weather Radio now
And if you happen to be in the Cleveland area = 162.550mHz SAME#039035
The National Weather Service (NWS) provides local weather broadcasts via NOAA Weather Radio from more than 700 transmitters nationwide. NOAA Weather Radios provide continuous broadcasts of the latest weather information from local NWS offices. Weather messages are repeated every 4 to 7 minutes, or more frequently in rapidly changing local weather, or if a nearby hazardous environmental condition exists. This service operates 24 hours a day.