Course Code: JN14
Term: Self paced
Open for Enrollment
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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
This introductory MoJo course will enable you to:
■ Understand mobile journalism.
■ Use the principles of composition while photographing subjects.
■ Understand how to capture better audio with your phone.
■ Shoot visual sequences with your smartphone.
■ Shoot an interview with your phone. .
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
GLEN MULCAHY: COURSE INSTRUCTOR
Hello. I’m Glen Mulcahy, founder of MojoFest, trainer and consultant in mobile journalism. I lead RTÉ’s mobile journalism project (“mojo”) and I founded RTÉ MojoCon Ireland - the first international mobile journalism conference. I have trained more than 2000 journalists in Europe, the Middle East and the United States, across television, radio, print and online. My specialities are Mobile Journalism, Video Journalism, DSLR Film Making and Photography. I am at the forefront of engaging with new technologies and working up solutions for how such technologies can transform the way traditional media organisations work.
This course is designed to get you started in using your phone to produce more professional quality cross-platform content with your smartphone. The course is divided into six sections:
■ Section 1 provides an overview of the course, introduces your course trainer and explains the concept of mobile journalism (MoJo).
■ Section 2 describes the first element of MoJo - creating images with a smartphone. You will learn to best use your native phone camera.
■ Section 3 describes the audio element of MoJo, and how to improve the quality of your audio.
■ Section 4 explains the last element of MoJo, which is capturing videos and how video sequences work.
■ Section 5 shares techniques on conducting interviews.
■ Section 6 introduces you to video editing
HOW TO PASS
You will be given a practical exercise based on the concepts discussed in the course. To do the exercises, you will need a smart phone. .
You will be able to complete this course within 4 hours across multiple sessions.
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Mobile Journalism: Getting started