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How Vice News uses cinematic techniques to produce compelling news video

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How Vice News uses cinematic techniques to produce compelling news video

Lindsey Miller, Reynolds Journalism Institute | April 28, 2017

Vice News has set itself apart from traditional broadcast news outlets with a more cinematic approach to its visual report. We find out how they do it from Maral Usefi, director/producer at Vice News Tonight.

Mentioned in our report:

Steadicam Smoothee
US$89.95
This handheld device helps stabilize a mobile phone to produce smoother shots. The universal smartphone mount works with the various sizes of Android and iPhone models. A separate mount is available for GoPro HERO cameras.

Filmic Pro Mobile Video
US$9.99 for Android, US$14.99 for iOS
This smartphone camera app enables manual adjustment of exposure, ISO, shutter speed and color settings. It also has sophisticated audio controls that include visual audio meters and support for stereo microphones.

GoPro Karma Grip
US$299.99
Handheld stabilizer for GoPro cameras.

GoPro Karma Drone
US$799.99
A compact drone made specifically for GoPro cameras is touted as lightweight and easy-to-fly using a remote “game-style” controller. It also includes a Karma Grip.

The Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Futures Lab video update features fresh ideas, techniques and developments to help spark innovation and change in newsrooms across all media platforms. Visit the RJI website for the full archive of Futures Lab videos. You can also sign up to receive email notifications of each new episode.

Main image CC-licensed by Flickr via Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious.

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