HOT CLIPS: Sept-Oct 2015

Our latest round of Hot Clips comes equipped with ideas you might want to try on social media, in teases, with traffic and more...

ALTERNATE, ALTERNATE (WTOC, Savannah): upping the ante on the all-important alternate route during a traffic report

VIRTUAL STAND-UP (WXIA Atlanta): an investigative, show & tell stand-up shot in a virtual world

LIVE DESK BABY (WBRC, Birmingham): photog rushes exclusive video of a baby born at a gas station back to the newsroom, plays it on-air from the Live Desk position

LATE NEWS TEASE (WXYZ Detroit): embedding a pre-produced element inside an end-of-A-block tease

FACEBOOK WEATHER UPDATE (WRC Washington): getting off the set and updating Facebook users about how the forecast may evolve at 11pm

FIRE PHONE CALL (KTLA Los Angeles): a visual, active live shot that turns into process-storytelling when the reporter's phone rings

SCHOOL CLOSING 3-SCREEN (WWBT Richmond): never too early to start promoting your school closing promise

Thank you for sending us your examples. If you'd like to submit a Hot Clip, just email

                                                                                                                       carcher@smithgeiger.com.

        And if you missed them, check out all of our 2015 Hot Clips.