Tag Archives: video

5 keys to shooting smartphone video of yourself

Suppose you need to shoot a video of yourself speaking. Even if you have no equipment other than a smartphone, here are five ways to maximize quality: 1. Lighting Light your face. If there is a window, it should be … Continue reading

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Interviewing for video

Even though I had worked for decades as a print journalist, I had to relearn how to interview people for video stories. A good interview is a conversation, not an interrogation. In a two-way conversation, both people talk a lot. … Continue reading

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Journalists, interviews and the crying game

When someone cries in front of you, how do you feel? What if you’re the one who made them cry? Watch this video and note how it makes you feel. A prevailing opinion among TV news crews and others who interview people … Continue reading

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Mobile video: Apps, links and more

For the benefit of those who attended my mobile video workshop today at Northern Illinois University (and anyone else interested), here are the app suggestions and useful links. Apps With video editing apps, look for multitrack editing so you are … Continue reading

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