1:56 pm - leave station to follow up on yesterday's story; it's in Waianae. 2:41 pm - arrive at location 1; look for people to interview; no luck. 2:49 pm - shoot footage of location 1. 3:06 pm - arrive in general area of location 2; find someone to pin-point exact spot where incident took place. 3:18 pm - shoot footage of location 2 where incident took place. 3:32 pm - phone conference with newsroom for possible contacts to interview. 3:40 pm - call first contact on list;set up interview; interview decides to come to me at location 2; wait. 3:49 pm - interview arrives; shoot interview; 4:01 pm - remain at location 2; insert video card from camera into laptop to upload video for 5pm show. 4:06 pm - log interview soundbytes on iPhone while laptop works to make network connection; email soundbyte text via iPhone to newsroom. 4:15 pm - edit video footage of locations 1 & 2 along with 1 selected interview soundbyte; laptop makes network connection. 4:29 pm - upload edited video to newsroom; 76 seconds of video will take roughly 12 minutes to upload; meanwhile, email more text about story to newsroom. 4:41 pm - upload successful; continue logging soundbytes. 4:48 pm - make 2nd contact call; no contact; make 3rd contact call; no dice either. 4:55 pm - open station website to watch live stream of newscast; looking to confirm if uploaded video was indeed used. 4:57 pm - website won't stream, advises to download new software; network signal still strong; I download new software. 4:59 pm - software installs without a hitch; booyah. 5:00 pm - watch 5pm broadcast streamed live on website; my soundbyte and footage airs; nice. 5:04 pm - newsroom phone conference; this story will now air as a fully packaged story at 10pm; must also shoot footage at a location 3 for unrelated story. 5:07 pm - self-record stand up to insert into 10pm story. 5:27 pm - drive back to location 1 again; make pit-stop at location 3 (unrelated footage); no visible signs of unrelated story subject matter; forego shooting location 3. 5:36 pm - arrive at location 1 once more; look for possible interviews again; no luck. 5:45 pm - newsroom phone conference; contact first interview again to check on status of other interview contact; nothing; newsroom phone conference. 5:51 pm - head back to station. 5:53 pm - spot group of people possible associated to story subject matter; pull over and approach; no luck; get back on road. 6:36 pm - arrive back in Honolulu; pull over and grab fast food dinner. 6:48 pm - pull into news station; ingest video into network server system. 6:54 pm - eat dinner. 7:24pm - find all previous story information already in house; read up. 7:37 pm - begin writing story. 8:47 pm - asked by producer how story is coming along; I tell him just fine; I lie; rework story. 9:03 pm - print story. 9:04 pm - track voiceover for story; terrible; re-track voiceover for story. 9:14 pm - begin editing soundbytes, voice and raw video together; (average editing time should usually have a 1:1 ratio - 1 minute for every 1 second of story); in script form this story timed out at 91 seconds; I don't have 91 minutes. I have 40 minutes... to edit this story for the top of the 10pm newscast; so much for the average ratio; [note* this is commonplace in most any newsroom.] 9:57 pm - last minute squeeze edit; hit the send button and upload to server. 9:58 pm - play back finished story to write down soundbyte times for the producer; notice unacceptable edit in my story!; curse. 9:59 pm - like a madman; re-edit bad edit; re-hit the send button; re-upload; 10:00 pm - producer not happy with last minute redo; it would've looked really bad; story uploads at last possible minute. 10:03 pm - story airs; shift is over.