With Hurricane Gustav on the horizon, many shooters are getting in position to cover the storm. It’s been a few years since I covered a hurricane, and I can’t say that I miss them. One of my more illustrious storm was Hurricane Dennis almost 9 years to the day in 1999. The story of my Lost Truck has hopefully been a warning to us all.
Al Tompkins with the Poynter Institute has put together a number of resources for covering weather events like Gustav.
He’s interviewed Jane Boulin, a New Orleans TV veteran of Hurricane Katrina. Boulin as a lot of good Hurricane Coverage Advice from working at WDSU-TV.
Richard Adkins, a photographer at WRAL in North Carolina, is a weather-vet himself. A few years ago, he wrote an article for b-roll.net about what to pack for the long days ahead. They’re called “Jack Packs,” but I’ll let Richard explain.
Let us know how we at b-roll.net can help with information and links throughout the storm. Be safe out there – and let’s see your great footage on b-roll.net TV.