Shooting the Look Live Stand-up
Look Live stand-ups mimic the live shot in a Same-Day story. There's a stand-up that intros the story and another that tags it, with the package set in the middle (a 'donut' format). Because you're trying to mimic a live shot, you always shoot these stand-ups in the same location. It's also vital that you record with padding.
It's common for reporters to countdown, '3...2...1' before they start talking in their stand-up. But in a look-live stand-up, you need to provide padding for the director's sake. Directors need at least 2 seconds of silent padding before you start talking. Probably the one most common mistake is when a student reporter counts aloud, '3...2...1' and then they start talking. But when the director calls to roll the video, some of your countdown might actually end up on the air. Therefore, once the camera starts rolling, countdown silently (and without moving your lips), allowing for a few seconds of silent padding before you start talking.
You also need padding at the end of the story. Once you say the last thing in your tag, don't look away from the camera! Hold your gaze for at least 5 seconds (10 seconds is preferred). It might seem like an uncomfortably long time to hold your gaze without saying anything, but the director needs the padding so they can smoothly transition back to the studio. The photographer also needs to remember not to quickly stop recording as soon as the reporter is done talking. Always record padding and make sure that you keep the camera steady when doing so.