Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Friday, April 21, 2006

Awaiting the Giant Scissors...

Awaiting the Giant Scissors
WFMY News shooter Chris Keimig strikes a pose familiar to anyone who's done time behind the lens: the Hurry Up and Wait. This time it happened alongside South Elm Street, where forward-thinking community leaders cut the ribbon on a new wi-fi hot spot - but not before making the press wait thirty minutes longer than originally announced. That may not sound like very long to you, but when you got a new deadline every ninety minutes, a half hour of downtime can mean the difference between highly finessed editing and meatball surgery. But this South Dakota native took it all in stride - whistling a tune in the cool Spring breeze as I paced about and fidgeted with my digital camera. No one likes a show-off, Chris...

2 comments:

Oreo said...

We should all just band together and say that if it doesn't happen at the scheduled time, it doesn't happen on our newscasts. Especially ribbon cuttings. Of course, they are useful if your desk is trying to send you on to something just as senseless. "I need you to check on something on the other side of town." "Sorry, they haven't cut the ribbon, yet." (This is only valid if your assignment editor doesn't make calls to see if you really need to go.)

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