Dobbs enters the video age
My boss wants my department to produce videos for the newspaper's Web site and so at the risk of people telling me I have a face for print and radio, here it is:
Now reporters in newsrooms across the country are facing the challenge of being handed a camera and being told to produce videos for the paper's Web site. The problem is for print people to figure out the why of the video. technical stuff can be worked out through training and practice, but I feel the videos need to be either independent of print stories or complement print stories.
And that process – determining the how and why of the video – is as labor intensive as the actual production.
It took me two hours of fussing with iMovie to produce this six-minute video. I have to make up that time as it was a loss of writing time.