Engaged Reading Digest: video edition
Five links for those interested in the role of video in digital publishing.
Forbidden Stories: telling the climate change stories that lone journalists can’t
Forbidden Stories aims to step in when critical climate stories are in danger of dying - and the journalist along with it. connecting journalists makes them safer - and the reporting more powerful.
Using drones to document climate change
Sean Gallagher is documenting the climate crisis in places like Tuvalu, and drones are allowing him to get shots that have incredible impact on the reader. Here’s how he does it.
The Financial Times: Telling the climate crisis story in video
Video lives outside the FT paywall, and give the team the chance to reach people they normally wouldn’t. But they have to use an unusual ingredient: emotion.
First glimpse of the DJI Osmo Mobile 2
Looks like a handy one for mobile journalists — pretty sure I’ll be ordering one of these at the end
Cannabis, social video and The Economist
Great to see social video techniques being used by more serious outlets to tell stories: (Full disclosure: the journalist who
Apple announces social video app Clips
Apple dropped some new kit this morning – a red iPhone, a better iPad (non-Pro), and some watch bands. Oh, and
Kickstarting #MoJo: MicRig - a lightweight video grip handle with a built-in stereo mic
This looks like a really handy device for both stabilising and improving the audio of your video: Backed.
Buzzfeed splits - but both halves get custody of video
Buzzfeed is restructuring by splitting into entertainment and news divisions. CEO Jonah Peretti makes an interesting point: Having a single
A documentary (sort of) shot on an iPhone
Here’s another example of a serious documentary being shot on an iPhone: The thing that baffles me about this