Story Telling Using Video

This week, I read chapter 8 of Mark Briggs’ book. The chapter was titled “Telling Stories with Video.” The chapter opened with a heartwarming story about Lexington Herald-Leader photographer Charles Bertram and his usage of video to tell the story about a young boy named Adam.

Briggs provided useful information on using video as a journalism tool. He said to create a storyboard to get a main idea across to the general public. He provided good advice that I learned recently in another class– make sure to have plenty of footage. Footage could be up close, far away, and in the middle.

I like Briggs’ in-depth list on equipment needed to shoot good video and good audio. Digital journalist Mara Shiavocampo provided a look inside her backpack. Schiavocampo currently works for ABC News.


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