I’ve been experimenting with an app called Videolicious. At JSU we’ve been empowering our students to do mobile storytelling. According to the creators, you can instantly weave together interviews, videos, photos, music and more into a sophisticated video production—in seconds. Just talk and tap—or watch and tap—to make the perfect video.
I tried it out and found it to be a really useful tool to tell stories, quickly! And this week I took part in a Poynter newsu webinar. The webinar was hosted by Alan Haburchak is Director of Video Evangelism at Videolicious, as well as a member of the faculty at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Among the topics discussed:
- What types of stories are best suited for telling with mobile video.
- How to plan for reporting video stories with a smartphone or tablet.
- Best practices for reporting video stories with a smartphone or tablet.
So far, I’ve done a demonstration for several mass comm students and faculty in preparation for a Homecoming project and can’t wait to see what they share during next’s weeks activities.
Today the JSU Student Chapter of NABJ will be hosting high school students from the JPS Career Development Center when they visit the Digital Media Center at the MS e-Center@JSU. Our NABJ members will share the tool with the students. Stay tuned for some of their videos later today! In the meantime,check out the demos below and if you have an iPad, iPhone or iPod, try the app yourself…