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Re: Citizen Journalism – multimedia.05

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
October 19, 2005 | Post #24805 | Topic #24775

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Steve Garfield <steve@o...> wrote: > = > This is the class blog for Temple University Film and Media Arts > Depa= rtment Multimedia Production Class, Fall 2005. Taught by Jen > Simmons. >= > <http://teaching.jensimmons.com/multimedia/2005/10/citizen- > journali= sm.htm> > > <http://tinyurl.com/745yg&gt; > > She assigned students to watch= some Citizen Journalism. > > Four of my videos were assigned and the firs= t student has posted his > comment. > > In part it says, "And yeah I lea= rned a few things, one being that not > just anyone can be a citizen jour= nalist because a little bit of talent > and creativity is required. Also = it seems like he compares himself to > Adam Curry's style, so basically h= e gets no points for originality." well, I'd give the guy an F for tack, b= ut he has some points. He says: >>2. some classes on learning how to hold = the camera steady. Like I said not tactful, but the camera movement is a = bit erratic. I know I've seen other pieces by you Steve that are rock stea= dy and I've wondered if you had a tripod or someone else holding the camer= a. Now I can understand that if you are making a personal vlog then "profe= ssional" methods don't apply, but I think if someone is aspiring to be a ci= tizen journalist, you should be held to a (slightly) higher standard and a= staedy hand with the camera I think qualifies >>1. A wide-angle lense so= that when he walks he can view the lcd screen while getting more of a lan= dscape shot Now here I think he's asking too much. Spare lenses, boom mics= , bounce cards and a ton of other equipment would be great, but are beyond= what the normal citizen journalist can schlep around >>And yeah I learne= d a few things, one being that not just anyone can be a citizen journalist= because a little bit of talent and creativity is required. Now that's jus= t being an asshole. Get your fucking camera and go out and post something = first before you start tossing comments like this around >>Also it seems l= ike he compares himself to Adam Curry's style, so basically he gets no poi= nts for originality Here he's using what seems to me as a toss off comment= on Steve's site to further slander him. >>Take this as you may, it is c= onstructive criticism and we are in America, the land of the free, and hav= e freedom, unlike some countries; including China, to voice our opinion. Y= eah, go ahead, hide behind your freedoms, this is not on the whole construc= tive criticism Jack