Workshop: Your Smartphone for Breaking News

Studio 3 O'Donoghue Arts Building

One big potential of mobile reporting lies in the availability of smartphones. Literally everyone has one at hand notwadays. Not only our audience – user generated content is playing an increasing role in covering worldwide news – but also we ourselfes, the reporters. We might get to a scene first without any other production gear around, we might stumble into a breaking news situation by coincidence. How can we quickly sort out what to do first, what second, and how can we organize our work best on the scene? We would love to discuss some ideas with you leading up to a quick exercise: A breaking-news-piece to camera with overlaying pictures from the scene, to be produced in less than 20 minutes.  Anyone up for a fun daredevil mojo hour?