Ed Kelley will do a live talkback with Mark Green from Washington. Well, we tape it live. Then it becomes On Demand on NewsOK and the rest of the Web.
Here’s how it works. Or at least here’s how it happens:
- Mark uses his iChat software on a MacBook Pro from The Oklahoman’s corner office at the National Press Building in Washington DC. He chats with his favorite OPUBCO buddies, in this case, us in the studio.
- Ed stands in front of camera while we bring up the iChat with Mark on the plasma screen behind him.
- We tape their standup Q&A using Final Cut Pro, which we will use to do further editing in post production before posting. In fact, this video may not post until the weekend.
Think it’s low-tech? Actually what we do is Internet video, so it’s right down main street. We’re not a network or local TV affiliate broadcaster. We’re Internet video and we use the technologies within that medium.
But don’t think the networks aren’t using similar tactics. CNN used Skype recently for a breaking news video. That’s cool.