Being the videographer to a news journalist can be an odd job at times. Being in the business you learn that it really boils down to “hurry up and wait” mentality. Once a story pops up, we are flying towards the scene to get there first, setup, and start our take. I’ve been through hurricanes, after court interviews, and more than my fair share of dog and pony shows but every once in a while we’ll get an event that’s as calm and quiet as they come.
We’ll be interviewing a few locals for an hour or two and then move on to the highlights of the place. Most of the time is spent under a tent with all of our equipment and a backdrop setup for interviews. I enjoy what I do and I’m glad that we get to be there for interesting events, but, some days it’s nice to be working while eating fresh funnel cake.