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Monthly Archives: March 2020

JRN 320 remote classes

Class, I’m putting out here the video recorded sessions that we’re going to be holding, just in case you want to check them out or there’s anything you’ve missed. These sessions aren’t public, so use them for personal reference only. March 30, 2020 April 1st, 2020 section 1 April 1st, 2020 section 2 April 6th, […]

Remote video and audio strategies

Gathering good quality audio for your video stories Class, as you know, COVID-19 is limiting the range of our reporting to a certain degree. And when we are talking about video reporting/postcards, this could be rather problematic. I wanted to share with you a few ideas to produce video pieces remotely, even without direct contact […]

DaVinci Resolve: profesional video editing freeware

Master Phil Altiere of Stony Brook Journalism created these four tutorials to kickstart anybody with minimum skills into DaVinci Resolve a really powerful tool for non-linear video editing. The tutorials are simple and clear. Thank you Phil! Transitioning from Premiere to DaVinci Resolve: Audio levels in DaVinci and how to create an audio mix: Working […]

Infographics with Canva. A guide to get started

Canva is a very powerful platform for design in all its forms. But it’s become a particularly important and useful repository for infographics templates, models and photos. I created a basic tutorial so you can check out some of its potential and produce your own infographics to accompany some of your journalistic projects.

Using Audacity: kickstarter session

Since some of you won’t have access to the Adobe Suite, I’d like to offer you an alternative for audio editing: Audacity. With a few additions (a few of these extras can be found here) you will be able to edit compressed and non-compressed files in a relatively simple way. Here’s a 10-minute tutorial!

GIMP instead of Photoshop? Let’s get started!

These tutorials will help you get started with GIMP, a free and very powerful design program, to create your opening and closing titles and edit photos for your stories. This second tutorial teaches you a bit of photo-resizing and editing in GIMP.