Using TV Graphics

By TV graphics (GFX) we simply mean images on screen that have been generated by a computer, rather than a camera.

Sophisticated GFX are normally created by a specialist GFX artist. He/she will work with a journalist to make sure what we see on screen matches — and helps — the script.

Often journalists are able to create their own, simple graphics at their desktop.

This might be simple statistics, or a statement.

Graphics are a useful way to communicate information that might be difficult to illustrate with pictures.

It can, for example, be very helpful for your audience to show numbers on screen as well as say them in a script. This OOV story would probably have been easier to digest if some GFX had been used.

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Here are the slides from today’s session on GFX: