What do BJs really think of VJs?
Overheard sitting outside a Crown Court on Friday: a BBC regional TV reporter, an ITV regional TV reporter and their respective cameramen on Video Journalism:
“I would feel so unprofessional”
“Yeah it’s like student telly”
“And I wouldn’t be concentrating on my questions or answers, just worrying about whether I’ve pressed record”
“Yeah don’t you have to set your own white balance or something?”
“And it’s such a lonely existence…”
Even if any of these slightly dinosaur views have any merit, they’re more than outweighed by its flexibility, creativity and the power of its alternative narrative.
But still it shows that the people who are going to forge the way in VJing over the next 10 years aren’t the ones on TV at the moment!