Friday, April 18, 2008

A great how-to on video blogging

Al Tompkins of the Poynter Institute offers a great how-to on video blogging in this YouTube video.

In addition to recommending particular tools like the much talked-about Flip video camera, Snapz Pro X (Snapz Pro Z for PC) for capturing video on your computer screen, and Videocue 2, a cheap but effective teleprompter program, he offers some suggestions on producing Web-quality video quickly. These useful tips can be applied to Web video news reporting as well as video blogging.

And if you don't already regularly "attend," check out "Al's Morning Meeting," Tompkins' daily list of story ideas that college papers as well as professional news organizations can pick up and run with.

1 comment:

Murley said...

Snapz doesn't come in a PC flavor. There are several other excellent scren cap programs for PC, but I don't know their names.