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Mobile Video Tips

Mobiles are great for recording video. Here are some tips to help you get the best results.   Get the light right Any image capturing relies on light. Make sure you...

Editing With Burli

These posts will help you use the Burli system to edit your audio. In order to login to Burli, use the username "radio" with no password. Importing your audio Editing by topping...

How to use the Tascam DR-40

The Tascam DR-40 is the audio recorder you will generally be using throughout you time here. Its quick and simple to get the hang of, and incredibly useful in many situations. Up...

Mobile Photography Tips

For a journalist, smartphones are great for photography because they are portable, always at hand and take high quality images. Here are some tips to get the best out of a...

Equipment

Quick Setup Guide: Canon 80d

Quick Setup Guide: Canon 80d

Here's a quick look at the steps you need to take in order to set up the Canon 80d filming kit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onfR1hV_7ns&feature=youtu.be

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How to use the Tascam DR-40

How to use the Tascam DR-40

The Tascam DR-40 is the audio recorder you will generally be using throughout you time here. Its quick and simple to get the hang of, and incredibly useful in many situations. Up to 4 recording channels2 XLR inputs 2 inbuilt condenser microphonesRecording at WAV...

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Panasonic AC30 Guide

Panasonic AC30 Guide

The Panasonic AG-AC30 is a camera built solely for video production. You can use it both on a tripod and handheld (although I would always recommend using a tripod), and this model also comes with an LED light which is useful for filming in low light conditions. It...

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GoPro Basics

GoPro Basics

The GoPro is a versatile action camera designed to withstand a lot of punishment, making it ideal for filming in more extreme conditions. This post shows you the basic functions on a GO PRO camera.

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Media Store Updates

How the Media Store Works

There have been some queries as to how the JNL media store works.First of all you will need to complete the health and safety quiz which can be...

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Health and Safety Quiz

There’s been a few questions come in about the Equipment Quiz, so some tips and guidance notes are below; The quiz itself can be found on the...

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Latest Tutorials

Quick Setup Guide: Canon 80d

Quick Setup Guide: Canon 80d

Here's a quick look at the steps you need to take in order to set up the Canon 80d filming kit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onfR1hV_7ns&feature=youtu.be

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Going Handheld

Going Handheld

When using a DSLR or TV camera for video I would always heavily advise against using it “handheld”. This is because, to put it bluntly, it pretty much always looks terrible and unprofessional. The issue is that it introduces a lot of micro jitters to the footage (on...

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Tips on how to make your interview look great

Tips on how to make your interview look great

Quick Overview Two most important things in making a video look nice are camera framing and lighting.Use rule of thirds. This breaks an image down into 9 evenly sized boxed. Position the subject on these thirds and make them look across camera. Position the subject...

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A Guide to Camera Exposure

A Guide to Camera Exposure

The way cameras work can be complex and confusing, so here’s a little guide to try and explain things a bit better. Firstly, understanding how a camera works will make everything else make more sense. Essentially the two big parts of a camera are the lens and the...

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Slick Carousel in Codepen

Slick Carousel in Codepen

Slick Carousel is a great little slider script for sliding any kind of content. There are full instructions available on Slick's website, but it doesn't explain how to get it to work on Codepen. This post explains how to do this. Once you've followed this...

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Building a long-form web page

Building a long-form web page

Building your long-form multimedia page is reasonably straight forward. We've provided you with a pre-built HTML, CSS and JavaScript framework for you to copy and work with. Locating the framework and downloading The framework is hosted on...

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Photoshop Essentials

Photoshop Essentials

Photoshop os probably the most recognisable part of the Adobe suite. Its great for everything from in depth photo editing, to designing posters. We've collected some essential Photoshop screencasts for you here. From the basics of opening, saving resizing and...

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Embedding YouTube videos into WordPress sites

Embedding YouTube videos into WordPress sites

It's possible to embed YouTube videos into Wordpress sites so that, instead of a mere hyperlink to the video, the video is previewed with a play icon, enabling your audience to play the video directly within your Wordpress site. Here's how. Copy the video's embed code...

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Using Skype for a TV recording

Using Skype for a TV recording

A test with your interviewee / correspondent is always good in advance, to check for any issues with their internet signal and setup; also, to brief them on what they’ll be able to see and hear. Interviewee / correspondent: To be interviewed using Skype, you’ll need a...

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