This week (my final week of first year Creative Communications) our Journalism class got together for what we call a “Live Hit Derby.”
For the Derby, each student is given a broadcast script off the wire service, and we’re given ten minutes to internalize that story. At our appointed time, we have to get up in front of a camera and do a “live hit”, pretending that we’re live on camera at the scene of a breaking story. We have 30 seconds each to do our hits.
To give you an example, and to give myself some inspiration, I thought I’d show you some of the most memorable live hits from CTV Winnipeg’s Karen Rocznik. She’s definitely got the hang of it!