Shooting compelling solo stand-ups is a challenge — especially if you are new to TV news. Joshua Davidsburg is a TV reporter himself, now teaching broadcast journalism at the University of Maryland.
He created a unique online video module with best practices for shooting stands-ups on your own. It takes less than 8 minutes to watch, but gives you great advice for how to deliver content directly to the camera.
Davidsburg is using wiremax.com — a video tagging tool that allows you to embed text, links and other multimedia into a video. He says he finds it much more flexible than YouTube Annotations.
Right now it appears that few news organizations are using the tool, but it could be a an interesting way to produce some explanatory journalism projects and it looks like a great teaching tool.
Looking at a used C300, but I dunno if I want an EF or a PL mount. Looks like a lot more lens options and more affordable in EF mount. Mostly shooting efp and eng stuff and some documentary / corporate. Any suggestions as to which way to go? Wanted to possibly use my HDX900's lens with it as well, I heard you can use an adaptor?
Slow day. Just sitting in the newsroom and a reporter asks us to be quiet because she is doing a Skype interview in a few minutes. I wander over and she is using a laptop on her desk with no light. So I put it on a box so its eye level. Grab a soft light for her and clear some of the crap from behind her.
“Wow I didn’t realise Skype could look that good. “ She says.
Honestly what do they think we do for a living?