Archive for June 12th, 2012

TPW Video: Video News Reports

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

This is Passport to Texas

Armed with a video camera and curiosity, Karen Loke travels the state in search of stories about Texas’ natural world and the people enjoy it and care for it.

05—I love going out in the field and meeting people, and seeing what it is they love doing, and being able to tell their story.

You may have seen her work and not even realized it. Karen produces Video News Reports—VNRs—for broadcast on local television stations.

08—They also are on Texas Parks and Wildlife YouTube. So, everything we shoot, we put on YouTube. So you can just Google in a topic and find a story.

The stories are brief, but packed with meaningful information about the agency, outdoor recreation, conservation, and the people who watch over Texas’ natural resources—sometimes in unique ways.

20—You will see about a two minute video that has something, hopefully, that’s topical, that’s of news value. A lot of feature-type stories, character-driven stories. Interesting topics. You might hear about a park feature. You might hear about an eccentric person who’s a great conservationist who does some odd things—like building a bat cave.

Not near a TV or computer? You can watch Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Video New Reports on your smart phone via YouTube.

We record our series at The Block House, and Joel Block engineers our program.

We receive support from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program…which funds conservation projects throughout Texas.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.