Nat Sound: MOO

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In the scripts that are used for TV news, the reporters use the prefix “Nat Sound” to indicate that the sound being heard in a particular segment is, well…natural sound, as opposed to a human voice speaking in an on-camera interview.

Common example: the clicking of a computer keyboard, which would read “Nat Sound: Keyboard.”

Something that made me literally laugh out loud was when Kay Rossi was doing her “Birth To Beef” story, and the script read: “NAT SOUND: MOO” to indicate that the cow seen in the video was mooing.

That phrase – NAT SOUND: MOO – is stuck in my head, and this picture from the “Our Cattle” book just seemed perfect as a “caption.”

Nat Sound: MOO


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