Reporter Standup

Reporter-led shot, speaking directly to the viewer.

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Written by Cara Friez
Updated over a week ago

In a news package, you will often see a shot of the reporter on-camera, speaking directly to the viewer. A reporter-led shot is called a Standup, and they help fill in information gaps within the story. The reporter sticks to the story's facts during a standup and avoids giving personal opinions.

Reporter, Erin Clarke, recording a standup at Co-Lab Studios.

As reporters record interviews and collect b-roll footage, they note what information needs clarification or reinforcement. It is then that they will quickly write their standup and record it in a location relevant to the story. The recording of the standup typically takes place before the editing stage.

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