Going Solo Doing Videojournalism in the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 0826219233
ISBN-13: 9780826219237
Edition: 2011
Authors: G. Stuart Smith
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Publication date: 6/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

� G. Stuart Smith is Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations at Hofstra University. He has produced two documentaries, working mostly as a solo videojournalist, and has won over two dozen awards for his work as a videojournalist and documentary filmmaker. He resides in Freeport, New York.

Preface
A Rose by Any Other Name
Newspapers Relying on VJs, Too
Solo Videojournalists to the Rescue
Newspapers and Radio Adopting Solo Videojournalism
VJs Setting a Trend
How It All Began
One Person Getting Closer to the Story
Solo Videojournalism Goes Mainstream and Online
Solo Videojournalists as the Wave of the Future
Focus: The �Rosenblum Model�
VJ Is Like a Cussword
How Does VJ Quality Compare?
The Heart of the Controversy
VJs Need Total Involvement in the Story
Solo Videojournalism as a Stepping-stone
A Liberating Experience-or Overworked?
One-on-One Can Mean More Rapport
Focus: A VJ Documentary Experience
Preparing to Shoot the VJ Story
The VJ's Clock Never Stops
Find a Story That Lends Itself to Being Told on Video
Find Compelling Characters
Look for Nuances in the Characters and Issues
Check Out Your Equipment before the Assignment
Make Your Mistakes in Private
Focus: Freedom, Freedom
Shoot with Your Eyes and Ears
Seek Shots That Have Impact
Use Video to Transmit an Experience
Sound Is a Major Piece of the Story Puzzle
Shoot Natural Sound, not Noise
Shoot with Your Ears
When Shooting, Listen like a Reporter
Focus: Converting a Reporter to a VJ
Get Closer to Your Subject
Put Your Subjects at Ease
Have a Conversation Instead of an Interview
Pay Attention to the Conversation and the Camera
The VJ Interview Technique
Get the Two-Shot and Reverse
Do an Informal Interview
Get Closer to Your Subject
Getting More Intimate Interviews
Getting an Informal Interview with a Reluctant Subject
Swallow Your Trepidation about Getting Close
Use a Notebook
Find Your Comfort Zone
Be Prepared for Your Working Environment
Focus: Getting the Most out of Her Subjects
Be One with Your Equipment
Follow the Rules to Get Useable Video
Use the Tripod
Be Aware of Lighting Limitations
Properly Expose the Image
Extra Lights May Be Necessary
Other Camera Controls for Lighting
Focus: The VJ's Equipment Bag
Always Write to Get to the Next Piece of Sound
Log Your Video
Every Story Has a Beginning, Middle, and End
The Gateway to the Story
Don't Get Complicated
Find Your Story Focus
Come �Full Circle� in a Story
Sound Is the Skeleton of the Story
What Makes Good Sound?
The Hierarchy of Sound Bites
Writing into and out of Your Sound Bites
Punctuate with Natural Sound
Using Sound as a Transition
Put Muscle on the Skeleton
Be an Active-Voice Writer!
Cut the Waste
Write Literately to the Pictures
Surprise Me!
Recreate the Mood
Clear Your Mind and Take a Fresh Look at Your Work
Focus: Use a Log Sheet to Find Pieces of the Story Puzzle
The Vision Comes Alive
Give the Story Meaning with Your Voice
Voice It with Appropriate Energy
The Vision Comes Alive
Make Magic Come Alive
Don't Bounce from Scene to Scene
Get into the Rhythm of the Story
More Sound Advice
Use Effects Judiciously
To Narrate? Or not to Narrate?
Editing Non-narrated Video Stories
Other Web Editing Tricks
Make a Final Review
Focus: When and How to Do Standups
Not Your Father's Video Story
Setting Themselves Apart from TV News
Newspapers Add More Video to the Mix
Here Come the MoJos
MoJos on the Go
How Newspaper and TV Video News Differ
Newspaper Web Videojournalism Has Different Styles, Too
Take Time to Do It Right
Developing a Newspaper VJ Style
A New Standard to Judge
Focus: Platypus Profile
They've Got MoJo, Baby-How VJs Put It All Together
Jerry Barlar-WKRN, Nashville
Angela Grant-InstantNewsWestU.com, Houston
Dan Weaver-KUSA, Denver
Christine Lee-From Newspaper to TV
Focus: Work Smarter by Saving Time
Think Ahead to Beat the Competition and Be Ready for the Future
Try to Make Friends with the Assignment Editor
Head and Shoulders above the Rest
Increase Your Sources
Names and Numbers
Keep a Calendar
A, B, C-or Connect the Dots
History: Know It and Predict the Future
Eyes and Ears-Keep Them Open
Allow Your Instincts to Work
Don't Procrastinate
Be Ready for the Future
Market Yourself for the Future
Enterprising Skills Are Marketing Skills
Don't Be Shy about Promoting Your Brand
Focus: Enterprising Every Day
Glossary
Notes
Index

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