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Smartphone Video Storytelling

By Robb Montgomery

© 2018 – Focal Press

126 pages

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Paperback: 9781138635999
pub: 2018-06-28
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Smartphone Video Storytelling helps readers master the techniques for making compelling short-form video content with a smartphone. With mobile journalism on the rise, it’s becoming increasingly important to understand the entire process and potential for conveying stories across multiple platforms. This richly-illustrated text provides students with the essential smartphone video reporting skills: From choosing the right editing app, to working with interview subjects on camera. The ethics of non-fiction video storytelling are highlighted to reinforce core journalistic principles. The chapters feature mini-tutorials and exercises that introduce the key principles of filmmaking. The included student exercises and library of online video lessons introduce the building blocks of visual storytelling using real-world reporting examples. A story-based approach allows instructors to use the experiences of making each project in order to teach the fundamentals of video storytelling in a natural way. Each story lesson introduces the necessary stages, including planning, filming, and editing . . . and all with a smartphone.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. A Portrait

3. Explainer

4. Fast Facts

5. Food

6. Interviews

7. Live Streaming

8. Music Video

9. 360 VR video

10. Nature

11. Promotional

12. Walkthrough

About the Author

Robb Montgomery is a former editor for the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune. He produces media development projects on Design Thinking, and Mobile Journalism worldwide. Montgomery is also a distinguished visiting professor at the EFJ School of New Journalism in Paris and at FH Wien School of Journalism and Media Management in Vienna where he leads Mobile Reporting and Story Lab workshops to promote entrepreneurial storytelling. Montgomery was awarded the Lisagor prize for his work with investigative reporting teams uncovering government corruption in Chicago. He resides in Berlin and travels the world as a professor, consultant and avid outdoorsman. Since 2005, Montgomery has trained more than 10,000 storytellers in mobile journalism. He founded the Smart Film School in 2014 to develop online certificate courses in video storytelling.

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