Week Six

This week in class we discussed preparations for our news story assignment. We talked about editing techniques and then discussed media law and the role it plays in the media industry.

The story I decided to go with:

The difference between type one and type two Diabetes.

There seems to be a common misunderstanding about Diabetes. Many people are unaware that there is more than one type, thinking that Diabetes is all about being overweight and eating too much sugar.

Type one: An auto immune disease that anyone can get, as a result of your body not producing enough insulin.

Type two: Brought on by your lifestyle choices.

My goal for this story is to give a voice to people living with type one diabetes and to bring awareness to the differences among the condition.

Here is my script in the template form that was uploaded onto Learning@Griffith.

Para Action Shot List Script
Presenters intro Presenter Did you know Diabetes has more than one type? Well, type one diabetics want people to know – there’s difference.
1 V/O: Introduction Zoom in vision of Liam blood testing A medical condition, widely misunderstood.
2 V/O  2 Vertical pan (top to bottom), followed by zoom in: Vision of Liam playing with insulin pump Type one diabetics are calling on people to stop generalising, and understand the different types of diabetes.
3 INT 1

(Graphic: Liam Barr, Type one Diabetic)

1 point of view Type one diabetes is an auto immune disease. So regardless of your lifestyle, you can still get it. It’s where your body basically attacks the insulin producing cells. But type two diabetes, is brought on by lifestyle changes.
4 V/O 3 Horizontal pan (left to right): Vision of Emily organising diabetes equipment cupboard For one hundred and forty thousand Australians living with type one diabetes, life in the eyes of the public, is one of scrutiny.
5 INT 2

(Graphic: Emily Barr, Type one Diabetic)

1 point of view I’ve often had nurses say is that too much sugar for you? Is that too much sugar to have in the morning? When I have an insulin pump, which allows me to eat whatever amount of glucose or carbohydrates that I like. So yeah, there’s still a lot of misunderstanding in the general public and in medical professional areas where there shouldn’t be.
6 V/O 4 Vertical pan (bottom to top): Vision of Southern Cross University sign Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation representative Sue Trembath says people need to be more aware of their word choices.
7 INT 3
(Graphic: Sue Trembath, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation representative)
1 point of view Language is so powerful. You would never call someone a diabetic. You would always say a child with diabetes or a person living with diabetes and also sufferings not a helpful way to describe living with a condition.
8 PTC Vision of PTC


While lack of public awareness is causing frustration for many type one diabetics, researchers have given them a glimmer of hope.
(Emily Barr)
1 point of view Researchers at the University of California have finally created some sort of beta cells that they’ve inserted into a diabetic mouse. It’s been found that regulation of its blood sugar level has been the same – of a non-diabetic.
10 V/O 5 Zoom out of Emily playing with insulin pump. With the hope of a cure on the way, life for type one diabetics like Emily and Liam, remains a game of chance they only wish people were more educated about.
11 INT
Vertical pan (top to bottom) of Liam playing with insulin pump/laughing. For more information, head to the website Diabetes Australia.
12 Final sign off Zoom out vision of Liam’s blood testing kit. Olivia Gordon, Griffith University News.

You can view my final video news story here:

Images made for reuse


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