Bigger newsrooms with more resources at their disposal can find it easier to experiment with video, however there are some key skills that all journalists should have regardless of whether they are using the latest technology or just their mobile devices to produce videos.
ICFJ Knight Fellow Ravi Bajpai outlines five tips for editors teaching video skills to their newsrooms in this post on IJNet, pointing out that "it’s only when you’re fluent in this visual language that the quality of your equipment adds any significant value".
Bajpai advises editors to focus on these five aspects of video production: light, composition (leading lines, patterns and the rule of thirds among others), types of shots, sequencing ("it offers you control over the emotions and thoughts you want to evoke in the viewer") and last but not least, audio.
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