http://youtube.com/watch?v=uOM9R4MkhQL So, I do some short newscasts on the weekend, and they weren't much. However, for my spring vacation, since I'd already taken time off to go somewhere, I had a week to myself, so I promised everyone I knew to type in my name on YouTube and find a new newscast everyday this week. I had a lot of problems uploading, for either FCP or YouTube would stretch the 16:9 video into 4:3. I somehow solved it. The one above is a little old, but I still would like some advice. Some notes: >I sort of tried to mimic the style of CNN Today on the international feed of CNN. I think it's a very good programme with a good presentation. >The intro is sort of boring, and I may change it later to include my own footage of world cities or something. I was originally going to use music from Frank Gari, as his news music is great, but I couldn't legally use it, but this GB podcast track gets the job done, even though you can here GB podcast music just about anywhere now. >I tried making a virtual set. I've made a modified one with slimmer black poles. >I like simple lower thirds. >I tried speaking with an "international" accent. It's not really American, but it's not really anything distinctly British, nor is it Australian or New Zealander. >The lighting is bad. I know. This was a rare production where I placed one light too close to me. What do you think?