different compositions; the wideshot, medium shot and close-up.
each shot for an optimum 6 seconds.
Carry out the previous two tasks in 9 scenes, of which consists
of a minimum 3 different locations and you're well on you
way to shooting a decent visual narrative VJ piece.
you can see how this shot was conceived and would have gone
about it the same way with a dvcam, you understand the fundamentals
still if you can identify the obvious and following related
sequence shots, then you've a strong sense of vj film making.
The real test of videojournalism is how well the visual
story make sense in the absence of the literary narrative.
reasons for this hinge on the structural composition of
You'll gain a strong visual grasp of making pictures do
That married with "matching pictures and words"
will lift your report.
Next you'll appreciate how to you "kill
what you can eat" - an old CNN adage - which we've
a 2 minute report, our trainee VJs in their second week
reduced their film shoot from an hour and some to barely
over ten minutes for their reportage.
There's no waste in videojournalism. Every shot matters
and as such you don't spend an inordinate amount of time
re-constructing your story.
Many VJs work solo, some join network broadcasters, some
provide pictures for agencies.
quickly become producers, because they can speak the laguage
of camera crews, editors, field reporters and citizen journalists.
With VJ skills you're not lost. Increasinsingly many photographers
are learning the skills, as well as.
newspaper journalists leading to an interesting phenomenon
-a secondary job bank is developing.
We're not far off from a time when an interviewer will ask
for blogging, vlogging and VJ skills to push you to the
And finally for job satisfaction, there's
nothing like it. You are the architect of your film - a
film director in the making.
You could work alone or as part of a pod as demonstrated
here - where several VJs converged on the same story.
And if you're interested you could publish something like
this award winning site viewmagazine.
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Where could it
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Managers - what
can it do for my company?
8 Days - The film and how the new VJsfared.
What's the expense
involved in training?
videojournalist trainer & contact. David