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The YouTube revolution and increasingly affordable video cameras has resulted in a surge in amateur filmmakers much in the same way blogs inspired a generation of citizen journalists.
While for many it’s a chance to put their home movies online to embarrass their mates, for others it’s a chance to express themselves on film with few if any financial restrictions be it for artistic, journalistic or commercial reasons.
But as a poorly written or boring blog is unlikely to attract many readers, a do it yourself video should at least follow some basic production values if it has any hope of attracting viewers or going viral – unless of course you have snared some vision of cat playing drums or the like.
If you’ve never done Media Studies, Video sharing website Vimeo has an online video school that gives budding filmmakers excellent free instruction on filming and editing; from choosing a camera and basic editing to setting up your gear and using light.
There’s also a section on getting the best use of digital SLR cameras for still and video photography.
The tutorials, of which there are dozens per category, are sent in by Vimeo members “who like to share their knowledge and passion with everyone else”.
Even of you just enjoy filming family memories, this excellent online resource will provide many new ways to give your films a bit of an edge.
As the world gets smaller, we all get to share more big thinking.
Released to coincide with the holiday season, the app is something of a new media experiential coup. Extending, as it does, the thrill of discovering the Museum’s collection to a global audience.
Featuring over 1,000 high-res images, the app not only delivers to subscribers fast access to all the facts. It also enables real-time chats with other dinosaur lovers at home or even on an exploratory dig.
The really great thing is, this app doubles as a stunning advertising & PR device for the Museum’s forthcoming “The World’s Largest Dinosaurs” exhibition. Imaginatively created, to focus on a group of dinosaurs that lived for over 140 million years.
Given the popularity of the baby elephants at the Melbourne Zoo, a Jumbo app could be a timely addition in the very near future.
New research from Telsyte tells us that the Australian tablet market, which includes the iPad and Galaxy, could be worth $1.35 billion by 2014. Much of this growth will come from traditional publishers seeking to capture more readerships through the creation of tablet apps. But will avid newspaper and magazine readers be seen to swallow the tablets as vigorously as predicted?
Can the power of digital quickly topple the readership habits of a lifetime? Time will tell. If it does, the very fabric of our world will be changed forever.
Gone will be:
- The tabloid torture of the page-turner on a crowded tram.
- The ink fingerprints on a long black.
- The Saturday workout of picking up a slab of junk advertising lift -outs.
But there are downsides to this new age. We can’t see many spies in hotel lobbies hiding behind tablets. What about swatting a fly with an iPad?
Also our furry friends would be denied displaying their loyalty by carrying home the morning paper. Yet, there would be more trees left to keep them happy in other ways. Which begs the question. Is the future so easy to read?
We think not.