This is to become a schedule of study for people interested in professional and independent video journalism. Leigh Blackall is developing it on Wikiversity on behalf of David Blackall, to assist him in his work at University of Wollongong. It is hoped that these resources will be used by formally enrolled students of Journalism Studies, as well as informal and self directed learners, so that their paths may cross and support each other's learning in productive ways. We are aiming to revamp this course at the end of July 2017, after David has completed marking Uni of Wollongong student works. Leighblackall (discuss • contribs) 01:48, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
Wikinews Point(s) to note[edit source]
- Wikinews is not a social media outlet. The aim with the project is to produce high-quality journalism that respects the project's neutral point of view policy (we're stuck with that, non-negotiable from the WMF). Thus, any video journalism for Wikinews needs to be of the following forms:
- Interviews, bearing in mind that biased or leading questions should be avoided.
- Scripted reports, such as those a mainstream TV broadcaster would put out in a bulletin.
- Offhand, I can't think of other forms so readily-defined. An on-the-spot segment could-well supplement a written article, but turnaround in handling any script is likely to be a problem; a problem that makes me think there is a need for anyone trying to run a Video journalism course including use of Wikinews to have some of those producing footage earn reviewer rights.
- I'd immediately assumed there would be more content on this page, but obviously it is still being fleshed out. But, in the meantime, this was brought to my attention whilst there is a video clip embedded on the main page of Wikinews. As an ever-changing page, the actual article is here. The footage is courtesy of the World Economic Forum, and to prep video in a Wikimedia-accepted format can be a little challenging.
- I ended up using numerous different open source tools (running on Ubuntu Linux) to create the clip to the right. Leaving aside 'scraping' the WEF video from YouTube, I used WinFF for scaling clips, GiMP to manipulate graphics for 'still' frames to use in linking clips, Audacity to edit audio, OpenShot to arrange clips and edit down longer pieces of footage; finishing off with the conversion to a suitable format for Wikimedia Commons with OggConvert. All free (but some of the video and audio formats worked with in the process flow were not free with a capital F). The work was all done on a 2nd hand laptop I paid £130 (~ 190 AUD) for about a year ago. (And, although I assume most know video can be storage-hungry, Wikimedia Commons has an upload size limit of 100MB). --Brian McNeil / TALK: Here • There The Other Place 01:04, 27 January 2012 (UTC)