ONLINE JOURNALISM AND NEW MEDIA

31     Videojournalism

‘“Just you?” It’s a question thrown at every videojournalist at some point in their career and it’s usually asked by people who have had experience of crews. Crews are impressive. They have huge cameras and large fluffy microphones. They carry lights and cables and ask where the power sockets are. They say things like “turning over” and “at speed”. They have an assistant who rushes out to the van to get that vital filter and then stands just off camera holding an enormous circle of white that reflects natural light on the subject’s face. They have a director who stands there pondering and asking them to reframe about a millimetre to the left. And they have a producer who set the whole ...

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