Thursday, March 7, 2019
A Crinkle in Time
There is a part of a reporter story called the "stand up." It's just what the name implies. The stand up bridges between elements, or puts a nice ending on the story. Back in the video tape days, you always did at least two takes on the stand up, in case you rolled over a flawed section of the tape. It happened.
We dropped video tape years ago. Out stories are shot on electronic video cards.
Old habits die hard.
To this day, I always do a second take on a stand up, even if the first one is flawless, and I always say the same thing to the photographer: "In case there's a crinkle in the tape." After getting strange looks from some of the younger people on the staff, I had to explain what you just read in the paragraphs above.
The kids think I'm a crazy old man. The veterans get a chuckle out of it because they remember those days.
I guess you had to be there.
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