New PDF release: Feature and Narrative Storytelling for Multimedia

By Duy Linh Tu

ISBN-10: 0415729084

ISBN-13: 9780415729086

Feature and Narrative Storytelling for Multimedia Journalists is the 1st textual content that actually makes a speciality of the multimedia and documentary construction concepts required via specialist reporters. Video and audio construction equipment are coated in wealthy aspect, yet extra importantly, a number of storytelling thoughts are explored intensive. Likewise, writer Duy Linh Tu tackles the newest themes in multimedia storytelling, together with cellular reporting, generating, and publishing, whereas additionally supplying top practices for utilizing social media to assist advertise comprehensive items.

Whether you’re a scholar, a qualified looking new recommendations, or just seeking to replace your abilities for the hot electronic newsroom, this e-book gives you the knowledge and instruments you must prevail as a qualified journalist.

  • Integrated: The classes during this ebook deftly mix conventional media construction ideas with storytelling craft. it truly is written with the point of view of recent specialist newshounds in mind.
  • Practical: While wealthy with concept, this article is predicated at the real-world paintings of the writer and several other of his colleagues. It good points Q&As with the superior editors and video manufacturers from best guides, together with NPR, Vice, and Detroit loose Press, in addition to profiles of best video information organisations similar to Frontline, Mediastorm, and Seattle Times.
  • Proven: The author uses pedagogy from the world-renowned Columbia Journalism institution in addition to case experiences from his personal award-winning work.
  • Interactive: The textual content is workout- and drill-based, and the better half web site presents multimedia examples and lesson records, in addition to tutorials, case reviews, and video interviews.

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Reducing the exposure of your shot by a stop makes the image half as bright. This is an important concept to remember as you learn to properly expose your footage. Lower-end cameras and smartphones typically only offer an automatic exposure mode. In this case, the camera will attempt to properly expose your footage for you. In some situations, auto-exposure will result in unwanted results. It is best to manually expose your footage to get the proper exposure for all of your shots. If available, use your camera in manual exposure mode.

To achieve a variety of shots, you must think creatively. Get low. Shooting from any height other than eye-level will present an€interesting perspective for the viewer. Most people do not crouch down or bring their eyes to table- or floor-level. These shots can produce interesting results. n Shoot from the hip. There is the popular image on TV and in the movies of camera operators holding cameras on their shoulders. While this is a common shooting posture, there is no rule that says you have to shoot only in this position.

They can also be used to draw the viewer’s eye to your primary subject. Shooting a building straight on (at a 90 degree angle) will result in a very flat image. Instead, position your camera at a smaller angle in relation to the building to create an image with greater perceived depth. By shooting flat objects on an angle, you can create lines that appear to head towards a vanishing point. Shooting a street from the side does not connote depth, but shooting it from a low angle down will create a greater sense and appearance of three dimensions.

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