Author: Kenneth Kobre
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136023135
Format: PDF
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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"


Author: Richard Griffiths
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Videojournalists are increasingly being employed in television news gathering and production in an effort to cut costs and increase efficiency. Production companies, cable, satellite and terrestrial channels are starting to train their producers to use digital camcorders as an increasing number of operations are being run by fewer people on tighter budgets. This book is a practical guide to the skills and techniques of the videojournalist. It provides everyday tips on technique to enable you to get the best results from your camera as well as covering the underlying principles involved. Videojournalists are increasingly being employed in television news gathering and production in an effort to cut costs and increase efficiency. Production companies, cable, satellite and terrestrial channels are starting to train their producers to use digital camcorders as an increasing number of operations are being run by fewer people on tighter budgets. This book is a practical guide to the skills and techniques of the videojournalist. It provides everyday tips on technique to enable you to get the best results from your camera as well as covering the underlying principles involved. If you are an existing television professional needing to retrain or a new entrant into the industry, Videojournalism will teach you right from the basics how to make network-quality television on your own: vital skills in cable, satellite and terrestrial television. The book covers all the technical and editorial theory needed to produce professional results and uses practical instruction and exercises to demonstrate this new method of broadcast television production. Written in the author's own approachable style and based on his own experience of multiskilled production, Videojournalism offers a complete start up guide to the subject from handling your first shoot to making documentaries. Richard Griffiths is founder Chairman of The Guild of Videojournalists and runs Full Force Productions, a television company dedicated to multiskilled production and training. He was one of Britain's original videojournalists and has a wealth of experience at multiskilled channels such as Channel One and Live TV. Reviews: 'The book combines journalistic practice with technical knowledge and it is an easy guide to get people on the move' Filmwaves ' The book is well structured' ' A good starting point for interested parties' Video Camera

Video Journalism for the Web

Author: Kurt Lancaster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 041589266X
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Practising Videojournalism

Author: Vivien Morgan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134169094
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Video Journalism

Author: Mary Angela Bock
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433114540
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Bill Gentile s Essential Video Journalism Field Manual

Author: Bill Gentile
ISBN: 9781481891257
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Bill Gentile's Essential Video Journalism Field Manual is a how-to guide for anyone aspiring to speak the visual language that increasingly dominates today's global exchange of information. Founded on a 35-year-long journalism and teaching career that parallels and embodies the technological revolution that made video journalism possible, Gentile's Field Manual is a must-read for beginners as well as veteran practitioners of the craft. Follow him from the days of black-and-white film covering Nicaragua's 1979 Sandinista Revolution to the era of high-definition, digital video cameras as he shoots and edits a documentary on U.S. Marines operating in Afghanistan's Helmand River Valley. Gentile's Field Manual teaches you to harness the power of technology and the Internet that dwarfs advances in global communication unleashed by the Gutenberg press. You will learn how to: * Articulate story ideas. * Capture powerful images and clean sound. * Recognize and cultivate dramatic story arcs. * Conduct compelling, in-depth interviews. * Write powerful treatments and scripts. * Narrate stories. * Edit for maximum impact. Included in the manual: * The ABCs of the Visual Language * Proposal, Controlling Ideas and Title * Clips to Story * The Six-Shot System * Rules on Shooting Video * How to Use a Tripod * Sound: the Heartbeat of Our Craft * Dramatic Arc * The Script, Writing to Pictures * Sample Scripts * Resources

Going Solo

Author: G. Stuart Smith
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826219233
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Citing the controversial, rising use of single-person video news reporting, a guide for developing VJs, digital journalists, backpack journalists and other mobile solo video news distributors provides guidelines for reporting, shooting and editing stories and footage. Original.

One Man Band

Author: Mary Angela Bock
Publisher: Proquest, UMI Dissertation Publishing
ISBN: 9781243717641
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This dissertation examines the practice and product of video journalism. Video journalism is the practice of video news production whereby one person works alone to shoot, write and edit news stories, using digital technology, to be disseminated via broadcasting or broadband interne. The impetus for video journalism's development is both economic and technological. The project describes where and how video journalism practices affect the news gathering processes and its resulting stories within three contexts of production: conventional television news, newspapers and non-professional citizen collectives. Data was collected from field observations in the United States and England at television stations, a radio network, newspapers and a community-based media workshop. The author also observed journalists on location at several news events in the United States and England. Additionally, the data set includes long-form interviews with 80 photo and video journalists, newsroom managers, public relations intermediaries, citizen journalists and reporters; archival texts and examples of filmic news. Several VJ stories are included in the corpus for analysis of their narrative structure. The findings are organized according to three domains of news work: at news events, within news organizations and in the source journalist relationship. In the newsgathering domain, the project found a strong, positive relationship between the demands of an exhibiting format and the degree to which a VJ pre-conceptualizes a story. The project found differences in the way video journalism's processes are adopted according to the medium on which an organization bases its activities. In the domain that describes the relationship between VJs and image managers, the project identified contexts in which the process of video journalism can change the nature of their interaction. Finally, the project also addressed the question of whether video journalism presents new forms of narrative structure and strategies for establishing authority by comparing a strategic sample of stories the project identified several strands of change that vary according to the contexts of their production. Newspaper video journalists are developing a distinct narrative style. Citizen journalists, with the fewest exhibition constraints, are creating the most varied styles of filmic narrative.