Wednesday, February 17, 2010

6 Video Production Tips from YouTube

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:

Contest info:

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