So I started a new blog. It’s called Jeric Pena Reports (JPR).
(Aside: I chose to go by the name “Jeric Pena” because “ñ” doesn’t have any place in the digital world.)
JPR is my news blog. It’s where I post my video and/or photo essays, audio reports, and news articles. Yes. I basically shoot, write, edit, record, and report. I even do programming.
I’ve been working on this blog since December last year. And I know that I’ve still got a lot of things to do to make it the way I want it to be. For one, I need to buy more equipment. I just use my iPhone and a point-and-shoot digital camera to take photos and videos. I’ve already bought some gadgets to help me come up with awesome multimedia content, but they are still in transit. (Check my multimedia journalism gear wish list.) Nevertheless, I believe that JPR looks just fine for now.
So, are you interested in taking a behind-the-scenes look at Jeric Pena Reports?
Well, I am also a broadcast designer for JPR. I designed and animated the lower thirds that I’ll be using for my video reports. Yes, it is inspired by the lower thirds that you see on CNN International.
I also made my own microphone flag (You know, that box thing just below a reporter’s microphone that bears the station’s logo). I want a professionally-made microphone flag, but I can’t find a store or a person that does this thing so I decided to make my own.
Here’s the JPR microphone flag.
So, here I am testing the microphone flag I made and the lower thirds I designed. I am so excited to do some stand-ups!
Of course, I need to record voiceovers for my video essays and/or audio reports.