Video

#nutip Get comfortable setting up your video gear. Your confidence increases your credibility covering stories.

Tip:
Practice setting up your video equipment so that you're comfortable with it. Your confidence and ease will increase your credibility with the people you interview.
Tip Number:
473

#nutip For breaking news, shoot off-the-shoulder for moments, sound. Get tripod shots later to fill in story.

Tip:
For breaking news, shoot off-the-shoulder for defining moments and sound. Go back later to fill in the story with tripod shots, and mix them together in the edit bay.
Tip Number:
472

It's Video Week at Poynter NewsU: Getting Ready for Video Storytelling Online Workshop

7:27 PM Oct. 05, 2011 — by Howard Finberg

On Saturday, Oct. 15, NPPA/NPPF teams us with Poynter NewsU for our third all-day video workshop, Video Storytelling with the Pros. It’s a Webinar. It’s a Webinar with a studio audience. It’s great teaching from four great teachers:

#nutip Move among wide, closeup shots in video. Writers' corollary: from context (wide) to character (closeup).

Tip:
When shooting video, move back and forth among wide, medium, closeup and super closeup shots. Writing has a corollary; move back and forth from context (the wide shot) to a specific character (the super closeup).
Tip Number:
463

#nutip Use a “dissolve” when editing video to signal that something is changing or something new is happening.

Tip:
Use a “dissolve” when editing video to signal that something is changing or something new is happening.
Tip Number:
429

#nutip Get rid of visual distraction and movement in background of video by changing the depth of field.

Tip:
Get rid of visual distraction and movement in background of video by changing the depth of field.
Tip Number:
426

#nutip Marry pictures and words so they complement each other. Explain the picture, don’t describe it.

Tip:
Marry pictures – stills or video – and words so they complement, not compete against, each other. Explain the picture, don’t describe it.
Tip Number:
406

#nutip Don’t get addicted to action with photos, video. Get the reactions of people affected by the action.

Tip:
Don’t get addicted to action when shooting photos or video; look around for the reaction and shoot the people who are affected by the action.
Tip Number:
377

#nutip When editing video, a “fade to black” transition tells audience something enormous is changing.

Tip:
One way to do a transition when editing video: A “fade to black” tells audience something enormous is changing.
Tip Number:
364

#nutip Pay attention to framing when shooting video. TV story should be different than story for smart phone.

Tip:
Pay attention to framing when shooting video. A TV story should be shot differently than a story that people will watch on a smart phone.
Tip Number:
330
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