For those of you who don't know, I'm at a new school this semester and working the school's TV station.
Ok, so we tried recording the news to tape tonight and playing it back and inserting spots and such live. Everything went well during recording except for the lack of timing numbers because we didn't go live to tape but recorded segments, and no one tracked time.
The show looked great (for what it could). Then we had about 40 minutes to log and time each piece and get it ready to play. Sean was going to do this, but he had an interview to take care of, so I logged the tape (I think I was a frame off in my logging). Now, I did all of my math perfectly, but I ran into a slight problem. When I finished my math, we seemed to be short by about 5 minutes. Then I was reminded that we end 30 seconds before the half hour. Good, only 4:30 short. About 3 minutes before the actual end time, we made a realization. While my math was perfect, I forgot to include the commercials, so instead of being 4:30 short we were actually about 30 seconds heavy. Meanwhile, we had been throwing in extra things to make up for the 'lost' time.