Story Guidelines

FOX CT Student News Story Guidelines

  • Choose a compelling story

  • Tell the story through the eyes of the people involved (central character)

  • Strong opening with strong visuals

  • Strong writing with short, declarative sentences free of clichés

  • Stand ups - make sure they are appropriate and drive the story

  • Voice Over delivered with interest and authority

  • Camera work steady with good composition free of pans and zooms

  • Lighting - make sure viewer can see what you are shooting

  • Sound Quality - clean with appropriate use of natural sound

  • Editing - good pacing with matched sequences

  • Build story to strong close

  • Make it interesting

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  • You can use your own lower third graphics for interview subjects. Do NOT use any logos.

  • No longer than 90 Seconds

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