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How to Capture Great Web Video Interviews from Software Advice

How to Capture Great Web Video Interviews from Software Advice

| October 22, 2012 | 1 Comments

We talk a lot on this site about easy ways to use video in our classrooms and productions. I recently came upon an excellent resource, Software Advice, that discussed ways to capture great videos over the Internet. Here are the 5 basics to capturing great videos over the web: Create a Skype account Set up […]

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Multimedia Journalism iBook Released

Multimedia Journalism iBook Released

| August 1, 2012 | 1 Comments

  Los Angeles-based multimedia journalist and Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism professor Richard Koci Hernandez recently released an iBook reviewing the latest apps and gear for mobile journalism. Mobile Reporting Field Guide was created in collaboration with his students as part of an 8-week course.  The ibook includes reviews, samples and how-to videos.  The core […]

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Avoid copyright and use royalty-free music for video production

Avoid copyright and use royalty-free music for video production

| July 6, 2012 | 6 Comments

As a dad, I have found, when I give my son a choice, we are able to get to a decision much faster than just asking him what he wants. If I say “Terry what do you want?” the discussion inevitably turns into a power struggle. The same holds true for your students. You’re in class. […]

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Perspective: Why You Shouldn’t Use Music in Broadcast Stories

Perspective: Why You Shouldn’t Use Music in Broadcast Stories

| July 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Nothing bugs me more than news stories with music. I know, I know, I’ve heard the argument: “The pros do it!”  But the pros do a lot of things, like buy helicopters to follow high speed car chases, and dedicate valuable airtime to segments about Justin Bieber’s love life. Just because someone gets paid to […]

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Audio is just as important, if not more, than the video.

Audio is just as important, if not more, than the video.

| February 1, 2012 | 3 Comments

Imagine interviewing someone who just told you one of the most heart-warming stories you have ever heard. Or, they just told you a profound idea that will make the sound bite Hall of Fame. Now imagine going back to the editing room and realizing the microphone didn’t work. Forgot the headphones too, huh? Even worse, […]

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Convert your Soundslides audio slideshow to an mp4 video file

Convert your Soundslides audio slideshow to an mp4 video file

| March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Soundslides is a great multimedia tool for journalists to tell stories. We have posted about it before on this site. While it is a great program, there are times when people want to take their slideshow and turn it into a single video file rather than the multi-layered structure it natively exports to. The converter […]

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Mobile Reporting Tools Guide Available at RJIOnline.org

Mobile Reporting Tools Guide Available at RJIOnline.org

| December 2, 2010

Will Sullivan has created a great resource for reporting on the go. It’s a guide reviewing mobile tools of all shapes, sizes and purposes. The Gear Guide that he compiled has reviewed products in 15 different categories. The Applications section has categories ranging from Audio Editing Apps and File Transmission Apps to Note Taking Apps […]

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Hands-on multi-media seminars now offered at NSPA convention

Hands-on multi-media seminars now offered at NSPA convention

| October 14, 2010

The National Scholastic Press Association and JEA have unveiled seven hands-on seminars for broadcast and digital media journalists at their national convention in Kansas City on November 11-13.  The seminars will take place in a Macintosh lab provided by Apple, Inc.  Seminars are taught by Apple Distinguished Educators and other working professionals who bring real-world […]

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11 Tips for Creating Better Online Video from SmartBlogs.com

11 Tips for Creating Better Online Video from SmartBlogs.com

| September 6, 2010

This article came out over the summer, but I figured the masses would benefit from a post more now rather than in late July. It’s from SmartBlogs.com and it’s titled “11 Tips for Creating Better Online Video.” While this post isn’t specifically geared toward high school journalists, it’s a nice, simple list of tips for […]

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