Category Archives: Amateur footage

VJ Virgin – this is stressful stuff

I write having just shot my first footage on a flip camera, uploaded the three videos to youtube and then tweeted them to people – I am so proud! http://bit.ly/i8WJIe However, I am also fairly exhausted. Whilst I appreciate that this is … Continue reading

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Video from RTS meeting about Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

Just been to the meeting at the Royal Television Society hosted by Firecracker Productions – makers of the series Big Fat Gypsy Weddings. Very lively debate, particularly as there were a number of gypsies and travellers in the audience who … Continue reading

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Somebody agrees with me!!!!!!

It gladdens my little heart – I am not alone in my worries about online journalism. This excellent report confirms my concerns about the use of videos with no analysis and context, and the news channels relying upon them. http://www.ojr.org/ojr/people/robert/201103/1955/Continue reading

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Ian Tomlinson’s death: a springboard moment for citizen VJ?

The inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson – who died on his way home from work after he wandered into what had become the G20 riots and was shoved over by a police officer – started today. Paul Lewis … Continue reading

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One Person, One Camera – A Good Thing?

                                  Screengrab from video hosted by BBC News Online As a news junkie I should be grateful that everybody can now be a journalist, filming on their own mobile phones, video cameras and i -things, right? Well, I’m not so sure. … Continue reading

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Inside Egypt’s secret police headquaters

In a development that was seemingly missed by the press at large, a few weeks ago protestors in Egypt stormed the headquarters of Amn Dawla, Egypt’s secret police force. Inside they found mountains of shredded documents, secret files documenting the … Continue reading

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Video Journalism Coverage of the Japan Quake Disaster

The earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan on Friday have been brought to life for news consumers all over the world – many of whom will have experienced neither – by the proliferation of video coverage surrounding the disaster. … Continue reading

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