What is life like for a video journalist? What is like to travel and make films? I wanted to give an insight into how I work and… Read more “A day in the life of a video journalist”
The Imagejunkies podcast is now a reality. In the first episode, I talk with Freelance filmmaker Dylan Roberts about his work shooting 360 videos in Mosul while… Read more “360 video in a war zone: Episode 1 of the Imagejunkies podcast”
I usually work in sub-saharan Africa, I love it and am in no rush to work anywhere else. But, my other favourite part of the world is… Read more “Popping up in India: My latest assignment”
The Live shot is an essential part of TV news. If you are working in broadcast then there is a pretty high chance that you will have to either shoot them, or appear in them. The way you go about this will be dependent on a number of things: The story, the location and what technology you have available. Here are more tips and advice for videojournalists
I’ve been shooting news and documentary for fifteen years as a traditional cameraman using shoulder mounted cameras. But in the last two years I’ve been working more and more as a video journalist. I was given a tiny budget to purchase kit (£4000) and was keen to keep it as light weight as possible while still being practical enough to shoot features and hard news – I went for the Sony A7S, this article will tell you all about it.
In 2014 I did a three day FCPX training course that showed me how good this software could be. I’ve been cutting on it exclusively ever since. Check out my 30 minute tutorial video in this post…
I believe that professionals put as much effort into recording sound as they do pictures – here are my top tips
Love it or hate it the VJ/Sojo/Video producer model does make sense on a lot of levels. The problem for me is that too many traditional cameraman see this model as a threat to be avoided instead of an opportunity to be grabbed with both hands.