Smart phones for Print Journalists

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Smart phones for Print Journalists

  1. 1. SMART PHONES FORPRINT JOURNALISTS
  2. 2. SMART PHONES FORPRINT JOURNALISTS Newspapers outpace broadcasters in video uploadingbut users stay on TV sites longer.
  3. 3. SMART PHONES FORPRINT JOURNALISTS“Video killed the radio star, but may save newspapers”
  4. 4. 2011: Gannett invests inthousands of iPhones and iPads for reporters
  5. 5. Options:• Extra footage from interviews and b-roll• Long form news show (Delaware County DT)• User generated content (CNN iReport)• Ad videos (extra deliverables for ad salespeople)
  6. 6. Newspapers using YouTube (“movie” trailers)• The Guardian http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP88d87AV1k• Pro Publica http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHQu3SeUwUI
  7. 7. WHAT WE’RE COVERING:1) Photos2) Audio3) Video4) Editing
  8. 8. BASIC TOOLS ALREADY INSTALLED• Voice Memos for audio recording
  9. 9. BASIC TOOLS ALREADY INSTALLED• Voice Memos for audio recording• Still/Video Camera (720p HD/big files)
  10. 10. BASIC TOOLS ALREADY INSTALLED• Voice Memos for audio recording• Still/Video Camera (720p HD/big files)• YouTube (for uploading)
  11. 11. BASIC TOOLS ALREADY INSTALLED• Voice Memos for audio recording• Still/Video Camera (720p HD/big files)• YouTube (for uploading)• Apps Store
  12. 12. TAKING YOUR PICTURES Avoiding Disaster
  13. 13. TAKING YOUR PICTURES: Backlighting
  14. 14. TAKING YOUR PICTURES: Bad Framing
  15. 15. TAKING YOUR PICTURES: Up the Nose
  16. 16. TAKING YOUR PICTURES CROPPING IN PHOTOSHOP EXPRESS (app available in your app store)• Cropping with finger swipes• Filters• Color correction• Quick email/upload
  17. 17. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CAN BUY: TRIPODSStabilization is key for both photos andvideo!!!
  18. 18. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CAN BUY: TRIPODS (GorrillaMobile/$39.95)
  19. 19. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CAN BUY: TRIPODS
  20. 20. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CAN BUY: LENS Boost your photo quality!! http://photojojo.com/store/
  21. 21. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CAN BUY: LENS (PANORAMIC-360 views=video/$49.00)
  22. 22. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CAN BUY: LENS (TELEPHOTO--8x power/ $35.00)
  23. 23. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CANBUY: LENS (TELEPHOTO)
  24. 24. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CAN BUY: LENS (DSLR/$249)
  25. 25. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CANBUY: LENS (DSLR MOUNT)
  26. 26. PHOTO TOOLS YOU CAN BUY: SOFTWAREPhotoshop Express (Free on iPhone)
  27. 27. AUDIO IN THE FIELD Watch How Quickly They Click Elsewhere• Mic is too far away from your mouth• Volume is not turned up
  28. 28. AUDIO IN THE FIELD Watch How Quickly They Click Elsewhere• Mic is too far away from your mouth• Volume is not turned up• Interrupting the interviewee
  29. 29. AUDIO IN THE FIELD Watch How Quickly They Click Elsewhere• Mic is too far away from your mouth• Volume is not turned up• Interrupting the interviewee• Hearing your voice during the interview
  30. 30. AUDIO IN THE FIELD Watch How Quickly They Click Elsewhere• Mic is too far away from your mouth• Volume is not turned up• Interrupting the interviewee• Hearing your voice during the interview• Bad quality because of external noise or equipment failure
  31. 31. AUDIO TOOLS TO BUY:EXTERNAL MICS ($40.00)
  32. 32. AUDIO TOOLS TO BUY: IRECORDER PRO ($2.99)http://www.simpletouchsoftware.com/products/irecorder/ * This WILL NOT edit audio for you!
  33. 33. AUDIO TOOLS TO BUY: EDITING/RECORDER APPShttp://hindenburgsystems.com/products/hindenburg-field-recor (video)($29.99)http://monleapp.com/($9.99)*you can upload to a FTP site or Soundcloud
  34. 34. SHOOTING YOUR VIDEO (TIPS)• Always use a tripod!
  35. 35. SHOOTING YOUR VIDEO (TIPS)• Always use a tripod!• Sequence shooting
  36. 36. SHOOTING YOUR VIDEO (TIPS)• Always use a tripod!• Sequence shooting• Stick with a shot and count to ten before moving
  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)
  38. 38. 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!!
  39. 39. SHOOTING YOUR VIDEO(TIPS W/CHARLIE SHEEN) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5aSa4tmVNM
  40. 40. VIDEO TOOLS TO BUY: MOUNTS ($159/$169)
  41. 41. VIDEO TOOLS TO BUY: MOUNTS
  42. 42. VIDEO TOOLS TO BUY: MOUNTS ($129.00) http://www.swivl.com/
  43. 43. EDITING WITH iMOVIE• $4.99 at your apps store• Included on your Apple desktop/laptop
  44. 44. EDITING WITH iMOVIE• Avoid jump cutshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVlZjJfXYfU
  45. 45. EDITING WITH iMOVIE• Avoid jump cuts• Clean audio with no talking unless it’s part of the natural sound
  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.)
  47. 47. 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)
  48. 48. EDITING WITH iMOVIE (Statesman package)http://www.statesman.com/video/?bclid=1461295911&bc
  49. 49. EDITING WITH iMOVIEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEaWuCrI24s
  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!!
  51. 51. Contacthttp://slidesha.re/TPAvideotalkKatedawson@aim.com@dawsonwinkler

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