Mobile Journalism Quiz
Mobile & Video Reporting Workshop Online Assessment
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A low angle shot is a position with the camera looking down on a figure from a viewpoint above the figure's eye line.
Interviews are much easier to make when your phone device is attached to a tripod. It provides you with stability and free your hands so you can focus other tasks.
During an interview, if the subject is framed right, then the reporter needs to be standing “camera left.”
Which of these describe a shot size?
Which of these shots are used in the 6 shot pattern?
Over the Shoulder
Which statements are incorrect?
YouTube and Netflix by default show all video content in vertical framing for mobile phone viewers.
Vertical video clips longer than 30 seconds and handheld work best for social video platforms.
We live in the world of widescreen video content.
It is difficult to frame multiple subjects in a vertical filming window.
Before filming an interview you need to plan how your subject will look on camera. This is known as:
The '180 degree rule' states that . . .
The camera can be positioned within 180 degrees of the sun.
The subjects must face 180 degrees toward each other in the frame.
Any camera angle greater than 180 degrees need to be flipped back to look correct for a viewer.
The camera must stay on only one side of the primary subjects (or line of action) while filming a scene.
Why would you need to set your camera to film at 25fps?
To prevent image flickering when filming scenes with artificial light in places where the mains voltage cycles 50 times per second.
To film video with proper interview sound.
To film handheld hyperlapse shots
To film slo-motion shots.
Most camera phones do not have a professional 'Zoom' function or actual telephoto lenses, despite the marketing hype from handset makers. Instead of zoom, you should use:
Sneaker Zoom technique which moves a camera closer to film subjects.
The phone settings for airplane mode, 4K resolution and 60 FPS.
iMovie app to crop and edit the video to get the close-up shot effect.
A tripod and a 40cm slider to slowly move the subject closer to you.
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