• AUDIO, MULTIMEDIA EXAMPLES, PHOTOJOURNALISM, uncategorized, VIDEO

    Posted on February 8th, 2014

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    Slowing Down the Fastest Event at the Winter Olympics

    The Sochi Olympics began with much fanfare this week, and while a good amount of attention has been focused on the inconveniences facing visitors to Sochi, The New York Times has created a fantastic interactive multimedia feature on the new track design for the luge and other sled events. Following the death of an athlete at the Vancouver Games where luge […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION, PHOTOJOURNALISM, VIDEO

    Posted on November 2nd, 2013

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    The New York City marathon by the numbers

    Some of the best examples of multimedia storytelling involve mixing two less obvious content types. “The New York City Marathon By the Numbers,” a video package from The New York Times, is a great examples of how video, still images, text and audio can come together to tell a compelling story in an engaging fashion. […]

  • VIDEO

    Posted on August 8th, 2013

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    NYT Op-Doc: An Attack on Equality

    Labeled an “Op-Doc,” An Attack on Equality is a nytimes.com documentary produced by Alison Klayman in which one couple tells their story after being brutally attacked in May 2013 outside Madison Square Garden. “Nick Porto and Kevin Atkins were walking hand in hand when a group of several men, clad in Knicks jerseys, called them […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION, INFOGRAPHICS, VIDEO

    Posted on February 23rd, 2013

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    Oscars Interactive

    Some of my favorite examples of multimedia storytelling combine more than one form of media to tell an interesting, sometimes less-than-obvious story, in an innovative way. This week, The New York Times does just that with a brilliant interactive that combines video and visualization to show how scenes from five of the nine best picture […]

  • VIDEO

    Posted on May 28th, 2012

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    Camera Movement Techniques

    It is important to evaluate a scene for all of the potential angles of view. And a videographer should shoot from several of points of view to ensure variety. For example, footage taken from both the right and left of or above and below a subject may be combined to off er a more dynamic […]

  • VIDEO

    Posted on May 28th, 2012

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    Camera Shots

    Video quality largely depends upon how well the videographer executes camera shots. Likewise, good visual storytelling requires varying shots in a single piece to keep the viewer’s attention and create a dynamic presentation. Regardless whether you intend to become a professional videographer or specialize in another area of storytelling, you should be conversant in different […]

  • VIDEO

    Posted on May 16th, 2012

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    Packages: B-roll, interviews & reporters

    B-roll is supplemental footage that relates to your subject. For example, a story about a breast cancer survivor could include b-roll of her daily activities, participation in charity events, or interaction with her family. Avoid using weak b-roll as filler. B-roll should be compelling and interesting and add visual context to the story. An ideal […]

  • MULTIMEDIA EXAMPLES, VIDEO

    Posted on March 3rd, 2012

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    Moving Pictures: Rain City

    This Seattle Times piece provides shots from around the city during a rainy weekend. The piece is only comprised of b-roll. There is no voice over, no reporter standup, and no interviews. The video is so compelling it speaks for itself. Click to link to video Image Courtesy of the Seattle Times

  • MULTIMEDIA EXAMPLES, VIDEO

    Posted on January 19th, 2012

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    Vodcast: Business Bullet

    The Daily Telegraph website includes a Vodcast titled, “Business Bullet.” On this program, an anchor discusses the latest city and business news in a program-style format. Clips are short to serve web users more effectively. Click to link to Business Bullet feature Image courtesy of © Telegraph Media Group Limited 2010

  • MULTIMEDIA EXAMPLES, VIDEO

    Posted on January 19th, 2012

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    Video Diary: Tony’s Story

    In 2009, the Las Vegas Sun ran a series on gambling addiction. The series contained a number of multimedia pieces, including this video diary shot by the subject, Tony McDew, and edited by Sun editors. McDew documented his addiction with his own video camera, hoping that sharing his experience could help others. Click to link […]

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