RJI Futures Lab #191: Vice’s Cinematic Approach

    by Rachel Wise
    April 28, 2017
    VICE takes a cinematic approach when shooting news stories.

    Vice News has set itself apart from traditional broadcast news outlets with a more cinematic approach to its visual report. We find out how they do it from Maral Usefi, director/producer at Vice News Tonight.

    Reporting by Lindsey Miller.


    Mentioned in our report:

    Steadicam Smoothee
    This handheld device helps stabilize a mobile phone to produce smoother shots. The universal smartphone mount works with the various sizes of Android and iPhone models. A separate mount is available for GoPro HERO cameras.

    Filmic Pro Mobile Video
    $9.99 for Android, $14.99 for iOS
    This smartphone camera app enables manual adjustment of exposure, ISO, shutter speed and color settings. It also has sophisticated audio controls that include visual audio meters and support for stereo microphones.

    GoPro Karma Grip
    Handheld stabilizer for GoPro cameras.


    GoPro Karma Drone
    A compact drone made specifically for GoPro cameras is touted as lightweight and easy-to-fly using a remote “game-style” controller. It also includes a Karma Grip.

    Rachel Wise is an editor at the Futures Lab at the Reynolds Journalism Institute and co-producer of the weekly Futures Lab video update.

    RJI Futures Lab web bannerThe Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Futures Lab video update features a roundup of fresh ideas, techniques and developments to help spark innovation and change in newsrooms across all media platforms. Visit the RJI website for the full archive of Futures Lab videos, or download the iPad app to watch the show wherever you go. You can also sign up to receive email notification of each new episode.

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