Small Camera for the Big Story: Video on the Run

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June 05, 2017 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Title:
Small Camera for the Big Story: Video on the Run
Type:
Webinar
Cost:
$29.95
Originally Broadcast On:
June 05, 2017
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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Most publishers are pushing for more and more video on their websites and mobile platforms. Balancing that desire with the need for in-depth reporting can be very difficult. But there is a way to use video to improve your storytelling skills.

Visual journalists are trained to look for the details in a story, which happen to be the same sort of details that can make your prose sing. We’ll show you some ways to shoot better video interviews and how to use your video camera to enhance your note-taking abilities.

What Will I Learn:
  • How to choose an interview location
  • How to think about light and shadow
  • How to ask questions that will elicit video-ready answers
  • How to use smartphone video as a moving notebook
Who Should Take this Course:

Journalists who have already started working with video and are ready to better integrate their video and textual journalism. Whether you're in a small or large market, if you have to produce stories on multiple platforms, this will help.

Course Instructor:

Mark E. Johnson

Mark E. Johnson is the Senior Lecturer of Photojournalism and Chief Technology Officer at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication where he oversees the Visual Journalism program. An early digital disciple and technology geek, he believes that the story is always more important than the form it’s presented in.

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Windows
1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows 7 or Windows 8
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Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+

Mac
1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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