Tag Archives: G Stuart Smith

What an evolution!

Boy howdy, how things have changed.  I recently wrote an article on the evolution of using cameras in the courtroom for the RTDNA Daily Communicator.   I signed off with the fact that I had first used a 16mm film camera … Continue reading

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“Mic a dog”

At the Video Storytelling Bootcamp at the Excellence in Journalism Convention in Fort Lauderdale, CBS photojournalist, Les Rose, talked about the importance of sound.  Using the idea of “mic a dog,” he said put a microphone on anything that is … Continue reading

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The rise of solo videojournalists

My Hofstra University colleague, Bob Papper, surveys the broadcast news industry for the Radio Television Digital News Association.  He has been asking news directors for four years whether they use one-man bands.  The rise in the usage has been remarkable.  … Continue reading

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Is smaller better?

I upgraded my cellphone to iPhone a few months ago.  I’ve been playing with the video functions.  I recently shot a story with the phone and edited it with the Voddio app from Vericorder Technologies.  I learned the editing process … Continue reading

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The best camera…

…is the one you have with you.  On vacation in Belize I shot video of a whirlwind forming over the ocean that swept past a small island and our sailboat.  I shot it with my Panasonic Lumix, a camera waterproof … Continue reading

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Cops and media: Why can’t we just get along?

Zuccotti Park is just the latest run-in between police and news videographers and photographers.   Many journalists were arrested by police while covering the crackdown on Occupy Wall Street protesters.  But many other news videographers have been harrassed or arrested by … Continue reading

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Becoming a Videojournalist

Hofstra University’s public relations folks interviewed me about my new book, Going Solo: Doing Videojournalism in the 21st Century.  They asked me for tips that people who want to become videojournalists should follow.  Here’s the interview posted on YouTube.

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Wayne Freedman on using nat/snd

Wayne Freedman is one of the best known TV feature reporters in America.  He is a multiple Emmy Award-winning Multimedia Journalist at KGO-TV in San Francisco and the author of It Takes More Than Good Looks To Succeed In Television … Continue reading

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Multimedia Journalists at KGO-TV

KRON in San Francisco became a controversial target in 2005 when it converted reporters and videographers to solo videojournalists (VJs).  But now many other major market stations are adopting the VJ system as well.  At ABC affiliate, KGO-TV in San Francisco, … Continue reading

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Why use “videojournalist” instead of “video journalist?”

The old term, one-man band is no longer in style and definitely not politically correct since many women work as both reporter and videographer.   There are several titles news organizations are using to replace one-man band, however.  Some places call them videojournalist, backpack … Continue reading

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