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Review: How To Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck

How To Shoot Video That Doesn't SuckWhen it comes to shooting video, what do we know? Here’s the facts:

It’s safe to say that we are drowning in video, and the collective attention span of viewers is short. How do you make sure that your video will get watched? How can you make sure that it will get shared and discussed? Essentially, how can you make sure your video doesn’t suck?

Award-winning producer and director Steve Stockman has found the way in his new book How To Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck.

How To Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck shows readers how to engage their audience using clear, concise concepts that even video novices can master the minute they pick up a video camera. This isn’t about how to work the camera — instead, this is about how to make great video using Stockman’s experience as a producer, writer and director.

I recently talked with Stockman about what video journalists can gain from this book, as well some other helpful tips.
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Five Alternative Devices To Replace The Now-Dead Flip Cam

Journalists who have relied on the handy and easy Flip cam for their multimedia reporting needs may find themselves out of luck this week. Cisco, the technology company that bought Flip two years ago, announced they will be shutting down Flip as part of a new restructuring of its consumer business.

In journalism circles, the Flip camera has been praised as “the future of journalism video” for its compact design and ease of use. As Nieman Reports once wrote, “The Flip video camera’s simple, one-red-button design makes it perfect for capturing quick video pieces for multimedia reporting.” There have always been the downsides, of course, like shaky video quality and less-than-desirable audio quality, but the overall convenience of the device has made it a frontrunner in spot reporting tools.

Now that the Flip is gone, fret not. There are a handful of other tools that can get the job done. Read more