Tonight was our first practice taping. We met after class to set up the studio, teach everyone the crew positions and practice reading off the prompter. It went well, I think almost everyone had the opportunity to sit at the desk and practice reading.
This semester we are going to start using IFB earpieces for the anchors. This way they will be able to hear when the packages are playing or any quick comments from the control room.
It was really weird for me to sit at the desk and watch somebody else direct. So far I like directing more than anchoring, but hopefully I’ll get better with practice!
Hopefully next week at the real taping we’ll be able to take some pictures behind the scenes and have someone tweet while we tape!