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Smart phones for print journalists

  1. 1. SMART PHONES FORPRINT JOURNALISTS
  2. 2. SMART PHONES FORPRINT JOURNALISTSWhat if I’m not a techie geek?!
  3. 3. 2011: Gannett invests in morethan 1,000 iPhones and iPads for reporters
  4. 4. WHAT WE’RE COVERING:1) Photos2) Audio3) Video4) Editing5) Uploading6) Popular Apps
  5. 5. BASIC TOOLS ALREADY INSTALLED• Voice Memos for audio recording
  6. 6. BASIC TOOLS ALREADY INSTALLED• Voice Memos for audio recording• Still/Video Camera (720p HD/big files)
  7. 7. BASIC TOOLS ALREADY INSTALLED• Voice Memos for audio recording• Still/Video Camera (720p HD/big files)• YouTube (for uploading)
  8. 8. BASIC TOOLS ALREADY INSTALLED• Voice Memos for audio recording• Still/Video Camera (720p HD/big files)• YouTube (for uploading)• Apps Store
  9. 9. TAKING YOUR PICTURES Avoiding Disaster
  10. 10. TAKING YOUR PICTURES: Backlighting
  11. 11. TAKING YOUR PICTURES: Bad Framing
  12. 12. TAKING YOUR PICTURES: Up the Nose
  13. 13. TAKING YOUR PICTURES CROPPING IN PHOTOSHOP EXPRESS (app available in your app store)• Cropping with finger swipes• Filters• Color correction• Quick email/upload
  14. 14. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CAN BUY: TRIPODSStabilization is key for both photos andvideo!!!
  15. 15. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CAN BUY: TRIPODS (GorrillaMobile/$39.95)
  16. 16. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CAN BUY: TRIPODS
  17. 17. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CAN BUY: LENS Boost your photo quality!!
  18. 18. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CANBUY: LENS (PANORAMIC/ $49.00)
  19. 19. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CANBUY: LENS (TELEPHOTO/ $35.00)
  20. 20. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CANBUY: LENS (TELEPHOTO)
  21. 21. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CAN BUY: LENS (DSLR/$249)
  22. 22. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CANBUY: LENS (DSLR MOUNT)
  23. 23. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CAN BUY: SOFTWAREPhotoshop Express (Free on iPhone)http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-photoshop-ex
  24. 24. AUDIO IN THE FIELD Watch How Quickly They Leave the Story• Mic is too far away from the mouth• Volume is not turned up
  25. 25. AUDIO IN THE FIELD Watch How Quickly They Leave the Story• Mic is too far away from the mouth• Volume is not turned up• Interrupting the interviewee
  26. 26. AUDIO IN THE FIELD Watch How Quickly They Leave the Story• Mic is too far away from the mouth• Volume is not turned up• Interrupting the interviewee• Hearing your voice during the interview
  27. 27. AUDIO IN THE FIELD Watch How Quickly They Leave the Story• Mic is too far away from the mouth• Volume is not turned up• Interrupting the interviewee• Hearing your voice during the interview• Bad quality because of external noise or equipment failure
  28. 28. AUDIO TOOLS TO BUY:EXTERNAL MICS ($40.00)
  29. 29. AUDIO TOOLS TO BUY: IRECORDER PRO ($2.99)http://www.simpletouchsoftware.com/products/irecorder/ * This WILL NOT edit audio for you!
  30. 30. AUDIO TOOLS TO BUY: EDITING/RECORDER APPShttp://hindenburgsystems.com/products/hindenburg-field-recor (video)($29.99)http://monleapp.com/($9.99)*with both you can upload to a FTP site directly!
  31. 31. AUDIO TOOLS TO BUY: SOUNDCLOUD WITH NO BUFFERINGhttp://soundcloud.com/*Upload sound directly from your phone usingtheir app to Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress or yourcompany’s site (distinctive URL unlike MySpace, etc.).*Listeners can make comments at any section ofyour audio.*Virtually no buffering delay!
  32. 32. AUDIO TOOLS TO BUY: SOUNDCLOUD WITH NO BUFFERING* Users can place the widget on their own websites or blogsand then SoundCloud will automatically Tweet every trackuploaded.
  33. 33. SHOOTING YOUR VIDEO (TIPS)• Always use a tripod!
  34. 34. SHOOTING YOUR VIDEO (TIPS)• Always use a tripod!• Sequence shooting
  35. 35. SHOOTING YOUR VIDEO (TIPS)• Always use a tripod!• Sequence shooting• Stick with a shot and count to ten before moving
  36. 36. SHOOTING YOUR VIDEO (TIPS)• Always use a tripod!• Sequence shooting• Stick with a shot and count to ten before moving• No quickie shots (snap-zooms, pans)
  37. 37. SHOOTING YOUR VIDEO (TIPS)• Always use a tripod!• Sequence shooting• Stick with a shot and count to ten before moving• No quickie shots (snap-zooms, pans)• Stick with the rule of thirds!!
  38. 38. SHOOTING YOUR VIDEO(TIPS W/CHARLIE SHEEN) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5aSa4tmVNM
  39. 39. VIDEO TOOLS TO BUY: MOUNTS ($159/$169)
  40. 40. VIDEO TOOLS TO BUY: MOUNTS
  41. 41. VIDEO TOOLS TO BUY: MOUNTS ($129.00) http://www.swivl.com/
  42. 42. EDITING WITH iMOVIE• $4.99 at your apps store• Included on your Apple desktop/laptop
  43. 43. EDITING WITH iMOVIE• Avoid jump cuts (1:20)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVlZjJfXYfU
  44. 44. EDITING WITH iMOVIE• Avoid jump cuts• Clean audio with no talking unless it’s part of the natural sound
  45. 45. EDITING WITH iMOVIE• Avoid jump cuts• Clean audio with no talking unless it’s part of the natural sound• No unstable movements (snap-zooms, etc.)
  46. 46. EDITING WITH iMOVIE• Avoid jump cuts• Clean audio with no talking unless it’s part of the natural sound• No unstable movements (snap-zooms, etc.)• Pace your editing (5-8 seconds per shot, not short-long-short)
  47. 47. EDITING WITH iMOVIE (Statesman package)http://www.statesman.com/video/?bclid=1461295911&bc
  48. 48. EDITING WITH iMOVIE (Example 3:02)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEaWuCrI24s
  49. 49. UPLOADING YOUR PIECE https://www.dropbox.com/installApril: Dropbox announced a new feature allowing users toautomatically upload photos or videos from camera, tablet, SDcard or smartphone. Users will be given up to 3 GB extra spacefor their photos and videos collection.
  50. 50. WRAP-UP• Distributing list of useful smart phone apps• Don’t run out of battery by leaving too many apps running at the same time!!

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