A few days go Gordon Howie interviews Stephanie Strong, who is running for Kristi Noem’s seat in congress as Republican candidate.
Wow! What an awful production. Here are some pointers :
- Invest in a second camera and video switcher
- Learn the art of the B-Roll
- In this type of set up, get some lapel mics and an audio board. The shotgun mic is okay in some situations, this is not one of them.
- Fix the lighting
- Keep the props to a minimum
- Keep the mic boom out of the shot.
Now on to the content, some of my more basic questions were not answered. There wasn’t any kind of theme or subject, except we need to get back to conservative values
- Why should people elect you?
- What do you bring to the table, what special skills do you have?
- You spoke about fundamentals, how do you put those to use in Washington?
Let’s find more information on this candidate by visiting her web site http://stephaniestrongcongress.com
I have seen worse web sites for candidates. First some technical pointers:
- Ditch the flash intro. It gets in the way.
- The banner has a logo on top of a logo
- White lettering on a red and white flag. I can make what it says but hard to read.
- Missing content, lots of links that were blank or missng content
On to what little content was there.
- What programs need to be cut? By how much?
- Energy independence is always good. That is only part of we need to do.
- New energy sources
- New technologies
- Drill, baby drill
- Kill the Patriot act and secure our borders. How?
- Stephanie appears to be a fan of local control.
Overall I would say Mrs. Strong is off to a slow, rocky start. I admire her for putting herself out there, however, I think she is in way over her head. She has the fundamentals down, but there is something lacking in execution. None the less, I wish her well, and we might see her on the other side of the river some day.