What we’ve covered and where we are headed

What we’ve covered:
Digital-first – Searching for new mindset, workflow and inspiration from OJAs
Story hunting and how to pitch stories
-In an increasingly chaotic information landscape, curation and verification are critical roles for journalists
-Improving your skills – in interviewing, writing, social media and video and working in teams

Where we are headed:
-Explanatory journalism
-Infographics and explanatory videos
-How to break down, report, and assemble a multimedia issue/feature story like Philly.com’s piece on “El Capamento,” ground zero for heroin addiction in Philadelphia

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Intro to Online Explanatory Journalism

Explanatory Journalism – “illuminates a significant and complex subject…with lucid writing and clear presentation” Continue reading

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How to Post and Turn in Assignment 2 Video

  1. Export your video and post it to a public YouTube account. (See exporting instructions for Adobe Premiere and Final Cut X below.)
  2. Embed your video into a WordPress post or another website. Make sure it’s public.
  3. Write a compelling headline that is clear, descriptive and uses key words.
  4. Write introductory text that provides necessary context for the video. It should introduce it and compel viewer to watch. Full names, ages, and occupation/major are required for each person in your video. If they are not included in the video content, then you must put them in the text of the post.
  5. Include bylines for each member of your team.
  6. Publish your post.
  7. Email me a link to your post.

How to Share from Adobe Premiere to YouTube

How to Share from Final Cut Pro to YouTube

First, you can try to built in option to share directly from Final Cut to YouTube. If it doesn’t work try…

  1. Add Export File Destination
    File>Share
    >Add Destination
    Drag the icon for Export File to the menu on the left
    Close the window

2. To Export
File>Share
Select Export File icon
Click on Settings
Set Video Codec to H.264
1280 X 720 resolution
Click Next
Save to your Desktop or other location

3. Then follow instructions for how to upload video to YouTube

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Week 7 — Oct. 23 & 25

In Class:
–Planning and question pitch for Assignment 2: On the Street Video overview
—Wednesday is a reporting workday.
Use the time to shoot/edit Assignment 2 with your teammate. I will be in class. Come if you want/need help and assistance.

Assignments:
-Watch and study examples of Innovative Approaches to “Person on the Street” Video
-Due Monday, Oct. 23 – Communicate with your teammate over the weekend and come up with your question pitch for Assignment 2: On the Street Video
—Rough cut of Assignment 2 Due Monday, Oct. 30

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Week 6 — Oct. 16 & 19

In Class:
-Assignment 1 feedback
-Very brief video editing overview. Here are tutorials for Final Cut and Adobe Premiere
-Work on In Class Assignment: #WhyJournalism video shooting and editing
Assignment 2: On the Street Video overview

Assignments:
-Watch and study examples of Innovative Approaches to “Person on the Street” Video
-Due Monday, Oct. 23 In Class Assignment: #WhyJournalism video shooting and editing (Worth 4 Participation points)
-Due Monday, Oct. 23 – Communicate with your teammate over the weekend and come up with your question pitch for Assignment 2: On the Street Video

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Assignment 2: On the Street Video – Fall 17

Due TBD 
Worth 20 points. No late work accepted.

Deadlines:
-Question pitch due Monday, Oct. 23 in class
-Rough cut due Monday, Oct. 30
-Final cut due TBD Continue reading

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Video Set Up for Canon T5i and Rode mic

1. Attach mic

IMG_4551 Continue reading

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