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Small Camera for the Big Story: Video on the Run

About This Course

Most publishers are pushing for more and more video on their websites and mobile platforms. Balancing that desire with the need for in-depth reporting can be very difficult. But there is a way to use video to improve your storytelling skills.

Visual journalists are trained to look for the details in a story, which happen to be the same sort of details that can make your prose sing. We’ll show you some ways to shoot better video interviews and how to use your video camera to enhance your note-taking abilities.

What Will I Learn?

  • How to choose an interview location
  • How to think about light and shadow
  • How to ask questions that will elicit video-ready answers
  • How to use smartphone video as a moving notebook

Course Instructor

Mark E. Johnson

Mark E. Johnson

Mark E. Johnson is the Senior Lecturer of Photojournalism and Chief Technology Officer at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication where he oversees the Visual Journalism program. An early digital disciple and technology geek, he believes that the story is always more important than the form it’s presented in.

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