Spectrum NY1 makes drastic staff changes

At the Texas State Broadcasting meeting on April 10, I learned that Spectrum News is making budget and staff changes. Spectrum News which now owns NY1 has decided to extend a layoff swept to get rid of older on-air talent.

In a nut shell Spectrum NY1 wants a younger and cheaper staff which is good news for reporters new in the field. Part of the change comes with eliminating content on lifestyle and entertainment such as film and cooking. This change will be nationally impacted with all the Spectrum news channels including Austin and San Antonio.

 

Here is the full feature article below.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/bloodbath-ny1-spectrum-axes-longtime-staffers-article-1.3013693

Drone storytelling

Here are some of my favorite drone videos that are vastly popular and viewed on YouTube. The filmmaker uses the Phantom 4 drone. The first video is a montage of video shots throughout Hawaii. The second video is a collection of sequences all shot in California.

I love that the California video gives the viewer a perspective of what it’s like to live by the coast, country, city and suburbs. These are great examples of great drone storytelling. I also like how the filmmaker incorporated music in the background. Hope you enjoy these beautiful videos!

~Kiersten Ehr

“STORY TELLING IS ABOUT CONNECTING TO OTHER PEOPLE AND HELPING PEOPLE TO SEE WHAT YOU SEE.” – MICHAEL MARGOLIS¬†