As we previously noted, YouTube's Project: Report competition, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, is underway. The assignment: "Document a single day in the life of a compelling person that you think the world should know about and showcase how that person is making a positive impact in his/her community." In less than three minutes.
First-round deadline: Feb. 28. Grand prize: a $10,000 grant to work on an international videojournalism project.
Meanwhile, the Project has issued a series of short videos that offer production tips. Each one is not especially dense with info, but anyone who shoots video can probably glean a few helpful lessons from these:
Production Tip #1: Backpack Journalism
Production Tip #2: Camera Setup
Production Tip #3: Lighting
Production Tip #4: Composing the Interview
Production Tip #5: Shooting B-Roll
Production Tip #6: Conducting the Interview
What the Pulitzer Center is Looking For:
After a Century, Syrian Refugees Return to Armenia - A century ago their ancestors sought shelter in Syria after escaping the genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Turks. Now Syrian Armenians reverse the trek.
2 hours ago