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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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The rise of VJs continues

The 2012 RTDNA/Hofstra survey by my colleague, Bob Papper, shows that the number of TV stations mostly using or using some OMB (one-man bands) is nearly 70 percent.  When Bob started the survey in 2008, it was just under 50 percent.  … 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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How to Produce Great Web Video

New York Times videojournalist Brent McDonald shared some of his tips on producing videos for the Times.  He made his comments at the Region One Conference of the Society of Professional Journalists at Stony Brook University on March 23, 2012. … 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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To narrate, or not to narrate…

Angela Grant talks about non-narrated video stories Many newspaper VJs as well as a lot of television videographers like to tell their stories without writing any script that they narrate.  One of them is multimedia journalist Angela Grant.  In this … Continue reading

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