Mobile storytelling

Zoo experience

As we have mentioned in the last post, mobile journalism is already quite advanced in terms of its technical merits, but certain inadequacies of MoJo equipment prevent you from telling specific stories in the best way possible. This week we shot a story about a group of Erasmus students filming their first TV package ever as part of their class at the University of Zagreb – Journalism Department. They were shooting a story about a Dutch intern working on the reconstruction of Zagreb City ZOO (Maksimir ZOO) using a television camera. They couldn’t have chosen a better topic for their first story since the ZOO provides an amazing amount of…

INTERNATIONAL CREATORS AND AUTHORS CONFERENCE IN ZAGREB

„In the last twenty years, the awareness of importance of cultural and creative industries steadily increases. In addition to being drivers of cultural diversity in Europe, creative and cultural industries are one of the most dynamic sectors in the EU economy.“ (EY, 2014) International authors and creators conference “MAKK” was held in Zagreb, trying to give some answers about copyrights and strugles authors have in sharing their content online.   You’re watching this video for free, but just few clicks away, some author probably made a video and he wants to be paid for it. He would like to get paid for his creative work, and copyrights are making it…

PUTTING THE ‘SMART’ INTO PHONE SHOOTING

  How far can you go only using your wits, drive and the smartphone in your pocket?  What happens when stories meet mobile media? More than you can even dare to imagine. The news industry has been using mobile devices for reporting and day after day it has been changing the way news are not only produced, but also consumed. But it’s not only the news that are changing – it’s the way journalists tell stories about anything they want the world to know. Mobile and digital technologies offer endless possibilites in the creation of multimedia and interactive storytelling. A journalist in the field has an opportunity to use many new accessories and…

Go mobile: Producing Visual Stories with the your smartphone

Smartphone is able to shoot amazing high definition video, act as a basic editing suite, apply professional-looking finishes and then instantly distribute the material around the globe. Communication professionals, from journalists to social media acolytes, are now ditching bulky video kits to rely on what they have in theirs pockets. The question, though, is how to overcome its inherent limitations and transform it into the ultimate ally.

VISUAL STORYTELLING – Basics

Shooting the video If you thought you needed to go out and buy a proffesional video camera or to make a video, think again! Sometimes, the best camera is the one you have with you. You can shoot high quality video that’s ready to edit and upload to your website using the  smartphone camera, but if you just pull it out of your pocket and click record, chances are the end result will not look up to snuff. Weather you are shooting with camera, DSLR or your smartphone if you don’t know the basics there is a possibility that your footage will be bad. Here are some quick tips for getting the most out…

VIDEOS THAT YOUR AUDIENCE WILL LOVE

Creating videos that people want to share is one of the most effective ways to grow an audience on Internet. It’s powerful because people are learning about you from the people they trust the most — their friends, family and followers. When viewers see videos that they relate to, they’re often excited to pass along the concept to their friends, family and followers. They like to communicate, “Hey, this video shows the way I feel.” If you can create a video or series that evokes this feeling, you might trigger shares among viewers.    

Refugees story via iPhone

Our student Rebeka Lesac told the story of refugees passing through Croatia – and the volunteers who were helping them – by using only her iPhone. She edited her two final stories on the computer, however she used the iPhone apps to quickly edit the short videos she posted on social media. This is a good example of how to shoot high-quality professional video using an iPhone, a microphone and a small tripod. Rebeka used social media to promote parts of her story: TVS je jedan od rijetkih medija koji se trenutno nalazi u Bapskoj. 300 je izbjeglica ovdje prešlo granicu i otišlo prema… Posted by Televizija Student on Wednesday, 23…

Refugees story via DSLR – life of the story

USING D-SLR CAMERA PROS AND CONS OF DSLR AS A VIDEO CAMERA       First, the most obvious advantage to using a DSLR video camera lies in its size . Compared to professional video cameras , it is actually  small and easy to handle. In addition to convenience in handling , the advantage of his size lies in the fact that people do not see it as something “foreign “, as is the case with the camera, so they tend to be more relaxed in it’s presence. At the same time , its size and ergonomics proved to be a disadvantage in situations when the situation on the ground…

‘Taste of home’ story via iPhone

Our Matina Tenžera decided to tell the story about an interesting crowdfunding campaign to TVS online audience by using an iPhone. Here is how she decided to present her story. On 8th of November this Sunday, one colorful team had a big reason to celebrate. Taste of Home (Okus doma) is a social cooperative run by refugees, migrants and Croatian volunteers. This week they finished the crowdfunding campaign through which they had been collecting money in order to establish a small catering business. Prince Wale Soniyiki, one of the members who moved from Nigeria to Croatia four years ago, just before the campaign ended, called all the potential donators to become…

Media literacy

In filmmaking and video production, a shot is a series of frames, that runs for an uninterrupted period of time. Film shots are an essential aspect of a movie where angles, transitions and cuts are used to further express emotion, ideas and movement. The term “shot” can refer to two different parts of the filmmaking process: In production, a shot is the moment that the camera starts rolling until the moment it stops. In film editing, a shot is the continuous footage or sequence between two edits or cuts Combination of different shots creates a sequence. In next video you can see sequences made from various shots created by students of Faculty of…

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