A reminder on some key dates:
Final cut of story #1 will be due Monday, 3/27.
Rough cut of story #2 will be due by end of class Monday, April 3 (or beginning of class Wednesday April 5 if you’re editing at […]
UPDATE ON UN TRIP
New dates: Tuesday the 28th and Friday the 31st. From start to finish the time commitment should be from 11:15 to about 1:15—however, if you need to leave a little early, we can let them k […]
DSLR Audio Workshop
DSLR cameras shoot gorgeous video, but they are pretty terrible when it comes to audio. They’re not built for capturing high-quality audio; even when you capture it with a decent mic and […]
Avoiding problematic narratives in international reporting
The thing is, news is often—inherently—bad news. That just logically follows from the very definition of news.
So the ques […]
As you’re editing your videos, think critically about the timing and pacing of your edits, especially in relation to music and sound.
Example of good use of soundtrack: Walter […]
More video editing tips
The importance of an organized workflow:
Get to know your footage. Log your material. Organize into folders, if that helps you see everything.
Go through and isolate your sound […]
Look at pitches, workshop them as a class, give critical feedback, strategize.
First draft of story #1 due on Monday, March 6.
Second and final draft due Monday, March 1 […]
Check-in on video progress.
Upload any footage you have so far.
Breaking news in video
Most of the work we’ll be doing this semester is slower-paced video where you’ll have the ability to take your […]
Update on Baruch journalism Facebook group
How to pitch a story
The purpose of a pitch is to sell your editor on your story. Convince them why it matters, why it’s a good fit for their publication, that you […]
Class feedback on 10-shot sequences
For next class (Wednesday Feb. 22):
Begin shooting your visual poem. Bring to class whatever footage you have so far. Remember that your first rough […]
The Baruch Journalism Students and Alumni Facebook group is live here.
What is news?
There are a number of different, oft-overlapping factors that can make a story newsworthy. Most good stories […]
New Baruch Journalism Students and Alumni Facebook group
Dean Romero has requested a couple of volunteer videographers:
“On March 7th, we will doing the Art-A-Thon, a day-long of artistic […]
Your blog posts on media organizations
What is the media climate right now in America and abroad?
Should journalists protest in Trump’s America?
Fact-checking under President […]
Here’s a very cool thing: not that long ago, you would have needed an insane amount of money and a camera crew to make the kind of cinematic video you can now make as a one-man/woman-band with equipment you don’t […]
How to do a local angle on an international story? How are events overseas affecting people here? Alternatively, what are some issues that are unique to the immigrant community here in New Y […]
When you think about framing your shots, you’ll be using rules of composition that are very similar to what you would do in still photography. The obvious difference is that with video, there’s […]
Advanced Multimedia Syllabus
Please note that this syllabus will be an ever-evolving document, so if you miss a class, please check this site. I will be posting class agendas each time we meet […]
Professor Emily H. Johnson
International Reporting Syllabus
The life of a foreign correspondent is full of new horizons and surprises, risks and frustrations, […]
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