Online and social video is different to broadcast journalism. This video, made for students on the MA in Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism at Birmingham City University, explains the 5 different types that have been identified — as well as how live video combines a number of those. It identifies mistakes to avoid, and tips on preparing and executing online and social video. (Note: this was made before Periscope was closed)
The video refers to a number of examples — you can find links to those below.
- ‘Raw’ example 1: 41 hours in an elevator (CCTV)
- ‘Raw’ example 2, from Birmingham Live
- First person example from BBC3
- ‘Show’ example from BBC Newcastle
- ‘Explain’ example 1: BBC Breakfast
- ‘Being there’ example: Glastonbury
- ‘Being there’ example 2: Alastair Good at the Calais migrant camp (and an interview about the video)
- Live example 1 (filming in landscape but being shown in vertical – image is pixelated because of distance)
- Live example 2 (bad lighting, unsteady but variety of shot)
- Live example 3 (dead air at start, shot could be tighter)
- Powtoon (animated video): https://www.powtoon.com/
This video is shared as part of a series of video posts.