Swan Boats of Boston Get Fresh Coat of Paint Featured on WBZTV News, originally uploaded by stevegarfield. CC BY-NC-SA
This video of Phil Paget painting the Swan Boats of Boston will be featured on the WBZ TV noon news on Tuesday April 6th, 2010. I took it for the specific purpose of getting it on TV.
Disclosure: I do some consulting work with WBZ. Not sure if that had anything to do with it getting on air. I'm sure the news division makes those decisions on their own.
5 Shooting Tips For Getting Your Video on TV:
1. Situate the camera so the sun is behind you.
2. Put camera on a tripod, hit record, and step away for a minute.
3. Take multiple shots to choose from later. If you don't like them you can just delete them.
4. Get people's names.
5. Send in information about what was going on, and when you shot the video.
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Note: I can't guarantee that you'll get your video on tv, but if you don't shoot and send something in, you'll never get it on tv.