‘Keep Rolling Tape…’

How pushing through mistakes helps us prevent making new ones

By Amy Forsythe

I’ve spent many years working as a TV reporter for military and civilian media outlets which forced me to adopt a ‘keep rolling tape’ mentality.

When recording a stand-up or on-camera segment, I would often times stumble on my copy and continue to get frustrated which led to more mistakes. The camera person would have to stop and re-start recording when I was ready to resume causing a delay and more frustration for the camera crew.