Video Journalism for the Web

A Practical Introduction to Documentary Storytelling

Author: Kurt Lancaster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041589266X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

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As newspapers and broadcast news outlets direct more resources toward online content, print reporters and photojournalists are picking up video cameras and crafting new kinds of stories with their lenses. Creating multimedia video journalism requires more than simply adapting traditional broadcast techniques: it calls for a new way of thinking about how people engage with the news and with emerging media technologies. In this guide, Kurt Lancaster teaches students and professional journalists how to shoot better video and tell better stories on the web, providing a strong understanding of cinematic storytelling and documentary production so their videos will stand out from the crowd. Video Journalism for the Web introduces students to all the basic skills and techniques of good video journalism and documentary storytelling, from shots and camera movements to sound and editing--as well as offering tips for developing compelling, character-driven narratives and using social media to launch a successful career as a "backpack journalist." Shooting, editing, and writing exercises throughout the book allow students to put these techniques into practice, and case studies and interviews with top documentary journalists provide real-world perspectives on a career in video journalism. This book gives aspiring documentary journalists the tools they need to get out in the field and start shooting unforgettable multimedia stories.
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Videojournalism

Multimedia Storytelling

Author: Kenneth Kobre

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136023135

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Videojournalism is a new field that has grown out of traditional print photojournalism, slideshows that combine sound and pictures, public radio, documentary filmmaking and the best of television news features. This amalgam of traditions has emerged to serve the Internet's voracious appetite for video stories.Videojournalism is written for the new generation of "backpack" journalists. The solo videojournalist must find a riveting story; gain access to charismatic characters who can tell their own tales; shoot candid clips; expertly interview the players; record clear, clean sound; write a script with pizzazz; and, finally, edit the material into a piece worthy of five minutes of a viewer's attention. Videojournalism addresses all of these challenges, and more - never losing sight of the main point: telling a great story. This book, based on extensive interviews with professionals in the field, is for anyone learning how to master the art and craft of telling real short-form stories with words, sound and pictures for the Web or television. The opening chapters cover the foundations of multimedia storytelling, and the book progresses to the techniques required to shoot professional video, and record high quality sound and market the resulting product. Videojournalism also has its own website - go to just one URL and find all the stories mentioned in the book. You also will find various "how-to videos on the site. To keep up with the latest changes in the field such as new cameras, new books, new stories or editing software, check the site regularly and "like" www.facebook.com/KobreGuide.
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Science Journalism

An Introduction

Author: Martin W Angler

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317369823

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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Science Journalism: An Introduction gives wide-ranging guidance on producing journalistic content about different areas of scientific research. It provides a step-by-step guide to mastering the practical skills necessary for covering scientific stories and explaining the business behind the industry. Martin W. Angler, an experienced science and technology journalist, covers the main stages involved in getting an article written and published; from choosing an idea, structuring your pitch, researching and interviewing, to writing effectively for magazines, newspapers and online publications. There are chapters dedicated to investigative reporting, handling scientific data and explaining scientific practice and research findings to a non-specialist audience. Coverage in the chapters is supported by reading lists, review questions and practical exercises. The book also includes extensive interviews with established science journalists, scholars and scientists that provide tips on building a career in science journalism, address what makes a good reporter and discuss the current issues they face professionally. The book concludes by laying out the numerous available routes into science journalism, such as relevant writing programs, fellowships, awards and successful online science magazines. For students of journalism and professional journalists at all levels, this book offers an invaluable overview of contemporary science journalism with an emphasis on professional journalistic practice and success in the digital age.
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The Solo Video Journalist

Doing It All and Doing It Well in TV Multimedia Journalism

Author: Matt Pearl

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317219856

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

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It is becoming increasingly important for television reporters to be proficient in many, if not all, of the steps in production. The Solo Video Journalist will make handling all these responsibilities seem possible, and do so from the hands-on perspective of a current reporter with years of experience as a multimedia journalist. This book will cover all aspects of multimedia journalism, from planning for a segment, to dressing appropriately for one’s multiple roles, to conducting interviews and editing. The instruction and guidance in this text will help make readers valuable players in their field, and it is filled with real-world examples and advice from current professionals. Whether it be college students learning from the ground up or journalists early in their careers, The Solo Video Journalist ensures they will have all the materials they need to be successful multimedia journalists.
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DSLR Cinema

Crafting the Film Look with Video

Author: Kurt Lancaster

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240815513

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 286

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'DSLR Cinema' explores the cinematic quality and features offered by hybrid DSLR cameras in order to help you achieve the film look. This book shows you how to use the groundbreaking features of these cameras to craft visually stunning images for your films - always with an eye towards how the visuals impact your story.
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Video Journalism

Beyond the One-man Band

Author: Mary Angela Bock

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781433114533

Category: Drama

Page: 224

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Video journalism, the process by which one person shoots, writes, and edits video for broadcast or the web, is a form of newsgathering taking hold in newsrooms of all kinds, by professionals and would-be citizen journalists around the world. Some proponents have celebrated it as an improved narrative form, one that uses more intimate, emotional documentary filmmaking techniques than conventional television. Its detractors consider it simply a cheaper way to make news. <I>Video Journalism: Beyond the One-Man Band weighs in on the controversy while addressing two overall concerns: What is video journalism, exactly? And how do the stories created by video journalists compare with other forms of news? <BR> This book presents more than two years of ethnographic research in a wide variety of contexts in the United States and the United Kingdom, including local newspapers, <I>The New York Times, local television stations, the BBC, the Voice of America radio network, and several professional photographic workshops. <BR> In a departure from other news ethnographies, this book takes a somewhat unusual approach in that the author observes video journalists at work in the field, not just in newsrooms, on stories ranging from an urban shooting to a presidential campaign visit. This approach offers a fascinating insider perspective for those in the field as well as those who aspire to it.
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Production House Cinema

Starting and Running Your Own Cinematic Storytelling Business

Author: Kurt Lancaster

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1135040354

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 222

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In Production House Cinema: Starting and Running Your Own Cinematic Storytelling Business, renowned video storyteller Kurt Lancaster offers both students and professionals a practical guide to starting their own video production company and creating cinematic, client-based video content. Utilizing practical know-how along with in-depth analysis and interviews with successful independent production houses like Stillmotion and Zandrak, Lancaster follows the logistics and inspiration of creating production house cinema from the initial client pitch all the way through financing and distribution. The book includes: An examination of the cinematic and narrative style and how to create it; A discussion of the legal procedures and documents necessary for starting and operating a production house; Advice on crafting a portfolio, reel, and website that both demonstrates your unique style and vision and attracts clients; A guide to the financial business of running an independent production house, including invoicing, accounting, and taxes—and how much you should charge clients; Tips for how to better communicate with clients, and how to develop and shape a client’s story; A breakdown of how to select the right gear and equipment for a shoot, on budget; Cinematic case studies that offer detailed coverage of several short films made for clients.
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Sports Journalism

A Practical Introduction

Author: Phil Andrews

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446294870

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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The sports journalist of today needs to be well equipped for the digital age. From the challenges of minute-by-minute reporting to the demands of writing for online outlets, blogging and podcasting, sports journalism is now fully immersed in new and social media. Sports Journalism: A Practical Guide will give you the skills you need to navigate these new platforms, whilst also teaching you the basics of interviewing, reporting, feature writing for print and commentary for radio and television. This new edition now includes: New examples demonstrating the use of social media in sports journalism A new chapter on the current professional working practice of sports journalism, covering the skills required of agency and freelance journalists today A new chapter on sports public relations Expanded coverage of radio and television sports journalism, with more emphasis on commentary and multi-platform working Quotes from working journalists, offering valuable insights into the industry. This book is a complete guide to the practice of sports journalism across all platforms: print, online, radio, television and social media sites.
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Practising Videojournalism

Author: Vivien Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134169094

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Providing valuable guidance on how to combine journalistic writing ability with video practice, and offering information on key skills, Practising Videojournalism gives both students and practicing journalists access to a wide job market, and keeps them in step with the multi-skilled journalist demanded by the media today. Vivien Morgan presents invaluable information on key skills such as: identifying and researching stories interviewing producing scripts and pitching ideas practical advice on how to use a small video camera how to think visually about the impact of the footage framing shots for maximum impact the use of exchangeable lenses and of a lightweight tripod the importance of getting clean sound editing. Defining videojournalism and tracing its developments from its emergence in the 1980s to present day, the book examines satellite broadcasting, online new media and print journalism, as well as mapping the changing face of news With end of section bullet points and summaries to highlight key concepts, Practising Videojournalism provides students and practicing journalists with both practical information and historical, technological and social context.
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Reporting in a Multimedia World

Author: Barbara Alysen,Gail Sedorkin,Mandy Oakham,Roger Patching

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865089102

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

View: 8552

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Reporting in a Multimedia World is the most comprehensive practical introduction to journalism in Australia yet written. Covering everything form print and broadcast journalism to online journalism and news photography, it's clear no-nonsense style appeal to anyone wanting to understand the practicalities of being a journalist in Australia today.
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