March 16, 2010

Last week I was asked to take on a story- the 20th Annual Flower & Garden Show at Hick’s Nurseries.  The gardens were magnificent included was a tropical garden filled with a bright array of plants, a waterfall and a fish pond underneath a man-made bridge, an edible garden featuring peppers, herbs, fruits and many more.  Best of all was seeing Long Islanders, of all ages come experience the healing powers of nature and be inspired through the creativity of these amazing floral designers. Hick’s  is also raising funds for an elementary school in Haiti and will match up to $1,000 of visitor’s donations.

NYIT has given me the privilege to augment my writing, editing, and people skills, being in front of camera, and most importantly, TELLING A STORY and sharing it with fellow Long Islanders.

—–Olivia Evita, LI News Tonight aspiring TV Anchor/ Correspondent


March 11, 2010

Calling all NYIT Students!


*Interested in a career in television news?

 *Want to learn more about earning 4 credits as an intern while learning the elements of writing, shooting, and camera editing?

 ***Come and support LI News Tonight at a student run event!***

          Two students, Amanda Pchelka and Nicole Purcell, will be hosting an LI News Tonight event through the Carlton Group. This event will give students the opportunity to learn about LI News Tonight, and the internship opportunity that is available to any interested student. This exciting event will be occurring on April 6th 2010 from 12:30 to 1:30 in the quad on the NYIT Old Westbury campus. The students who attend this event will be given the opportunity to experience what it feels like to be a field reporter as they interview Ken Eckhardt, a current LI News Tonight anchor.  This unique event will also give students the chance to network with successful television journalists who have gotten their start at LI News Tonight. The fun does not stop there, there will also be a raffle drawing, giveaways, food, and the WNYT radio station will be attending this exciting event to support LI News Tonight!!! If would like more information about this event feel free to email Amanda at See you there!


March 1, 2010

Last week we went over the syllabus and became familiar with what this course will entail. Tonight, the second class of the semester, was the first night of class where we picked up the camera and used it to shoot. In groups we shot b-roll for a made up high school classroom explosion. It was important to be creative and thinking because we were shooting it all in the studio. Also I thought it was a good idea to get a close up shot of the “Canon” on the camera, since it was a camera explosion. We also took afar-shot of the camera in full to help with the limited amount of things to shoot. We also took a shot of a bigger desk, so when talking about the teacher we would have video to relate. One thing the group could have done better with was the camera shots. It is important to frame shots properly and avoid jump cuts, we will work on it.  I think our group did a good job creating a variety of shots with the little space we had to work with.

Shayna  Halper