Tripods, monopods, and stabilization…what do you do to make sure your shot is rock solid no matter the situation. In this episode, we discuss the differences between monopods and tripods and where we use this tools everyday in our world of production and content collection. Join us for a fun episode!
In these next few episodes, we are focusing on professional photography, videography, and content collection gear. This week’s podcast is focusing on the Canon EOS c100 (HD video) and compares this video camera to two DSLRs, specifically the Canon EOS 5D mkiii (HD video) and the Canon EOS 5D mkiv (4k video).
In these next few episodes, we are focusing on professional photography, videography, and content collection gear. This week’s podcast is focusing on comparisons between two professional grade DSLR’s specifically the Canon EOS 5D mkiii (HD video) and the Canon EOS 5D mkiv (4k video).
Yes, the famous shot in Haiti! We get lots of questions about this amazing shot we captured in Cange, Haiti. That shot was a major portion of our planning for the Cange Municipal Water Project story we created in partnership with Clemson University’s College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences.
I was amazed that when I received an email this morning from PRNews and read the article entitled “5 Ways to Make Your Facebook Videos More Engaging,” I was disappointed the authors (@ebethsorrell & @ianwright0101) did not even talk about true engagement, or real tactics to increase engagement.
PRSA has got to get away from taking the same ole topics then plugging and playing the same marketing/pr boiler plates into recommendations for the membership. So let’s talk about engagement and how to really increase engagement with video on Facebook.
You see these hands…they have scars from years and years of cameras, cold shoots, 1k and 2K light burns, cuts, bruises, broken fingers, years of typing with carpel tunnel and consistent camera movements…they represent the battlefield.
It is our battlefield and it is something we hold dear to our hearts. The mere process of finding, telling, curating, sharing, and engaging interactive narratives is more than just an experience…it is years in the making.
Many of us storytellers have learned from our personal experience, failures, and experiments. We have learned from numerous mentors as we have spent years in the apprenticeship process. We have cobbled together lots of job descriptions, career tracks, educational experiences to get to where we are…and we protect our knowledge base(s), we hold it close.
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It was just the other day as a storyteller and I sat through another amazing interview…an interview that not only brought me to tears, but the people around me. Laneika is a more than a domestic violence survivor and her story is one of purest of crystal balls…you have to carefully take care of her story or it will slip through your fragile fingers and crash all upon the floor.
Storytellers have a tremendous burden, one of not only crafting the story…but finding the right characters and helping them find the right words at the right time. It is a special dance and we carefully step around the ballroom. The largest part of that dance, those steps, is finding the path through the interview.
Yes…stop it. No one wants to hear your rants and dialogue? Just because you have an iPhone and video camera…it just is not working. People want more than you flapping your lips and ranting your thoughts on Facebook and Instagram.
I feel the old newsroom junkie in me coming out in this rant. My old news director used to preach to us…do not let me see your talking head during your live shots. People want you to show and tell, give the audience the opportunity to explore the story visually.