Robb Montgomery

Mobile Video Journalism - Training, Gear, & Courses

Mobile Journalism and Innovation Methods – #MOJO #Filmwalk #IJF17

Mobile Journalism and Innovation Methods – #MOJO #Filmwalk #IJF17

@VideoJournalist speaks about innovation and video formats for mobile and social journalism at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia. Innovation Methods and Mobile Journalism A 360° view of social video stories & design thinking methods.  Combining the language and literacy of video storytelling with design thinking forms a powerful currency that can transform your newsroom, your […]

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10 ways you should be making social video with your phone

10 ways you should be making social video with your phone

  A video story for a mobile user consuming video content on Facebook has to be produced and edited very differently than for a broadcast news package to be viewed on television. In my research and practice as a video consultant on new story forms for news, I am constantly researching and testing the latest […]

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Best lapel mic for iPhone? Sennheiser ClipMic Digital – mic check

Best lapel mic for iPhone? Sennheiser ClipMic Digital – mic check

Mic test of the Sennheiser ClipMic Digital.  This is a new pro lapel mic that let’s you record film and broadcast audio quality with an iPhone or iPad. It cost $199 and you can order it here: http://j.mp/clipmic Download the Apogee Maestro app and set the mic gain between 20 and 25 DB.  10 Steps […]

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Trends in Mobile-first Storytelling @journalismfest #IJF15 in Perugia, Italy

Trends in Mobile-first Storytelling @journalismfest #IJF15 in Perugia, Italy

Trends in Mobile-first storytelling: International Journalism Festival. Read on Storfiy: http://sfy.co/a0VNS [View the story “Trends in Mobile-first storytelling. International Journalism Festival in Perguia #IJF15 @journalismfest” on Storify] Navigate the @journalismfest Universe, with this Twitter data viz. h/t @mirkolorenz http://www.misurarelacomunicazione.it/2015/04/20/ijf15-mappa-interattiva-delle-mention-degli-hashtag/

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10 years of mobile journalism – an essay by Robb Montgomery

10 years of mobile journalism – an essay by Robb Montgomery

The presenters at the first #MOJOCON have been asked to contribute and an original essay for the the RTE International Mobile Journalism Conference, taking place March 27-28, in Dublin.  Here’s mine . . . 10 years of mobile journalism In 2006, I pitched a crazy idea to the director of the World Editors Forum. I […]

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SINGAPORE: “The Smartphone Newsroom: Trends in mobile-first content” at Digital Journalism World 201

SINGAPORE: “The Smartphone Newsroom: Trends in mobile-first content” at Digital Journalism World 2015

“The Smartphone Newsroom: Trends in Mobile-First Content” By Robb Montgomery CEO, Visual Editors,  Founder, Smart Film School This keynote will be presented at Digital Journalism World Summit (May 11 and 12, 2015) KEYNOTE The shift to mobile-first journalism is challenging both the way journalists produce and present interactive news for mobile audiences.  Montgomery will show […]

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Mobile Journalism workshop – International Journalism Festival

Mobile Journalism workshop –  International Journalism Festival

In April I will be at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy presenting “Your Smartphone is Your Newsroom”  and producing two workshops on mobile video and multimedia reporting.April 15-19, 2015 Keynote: “Your Smartphone is Your Newsroom” The shift to mobile-first journalism is challenging both the way journalists produce and present interactive news for mobile audiences.  Montgomery will show […]

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2015 will be the year of the mobile field reporter

2015 will be the year of the mobile field reporter

  The mobile reporting and smartphone filmmaking revolution is going to get a lot more interesting in the new year. Here is what is on the 2015 calendar so far. In January, the good people at ICFJ and IJNET will be offering my new 10-lesson Quick Start Video Course in mobile video journalism.  They will offer a new, […]

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The Newsroom in Your Pocket

The Newsroom in Your Pocket

This, just in. A review of my favorite Presentation: “Your Smartphone is Your Newsroom,” given in Singapore for WAN-IFRA Digital Media Asia 2014. It is the latest version of a talk I have been giving since 2010. All fresh examples! http://blog.wan-ifra.org/2014/11/18/the-newsroom-in-your-pocket “Your Smartphone is Your Newsroom” is a popular presentation by mobile and video journalism […]

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The MOJO Pyramid

The MOJO Pyramid

The MOJO Pyramid allows trained reporters carrying mobile gear to be out in the field, where the stories and the subjects of those stories exist. The MOJO Pyramid has three layers, each one requiring different combininations of skills, gear and expertise. 1) VJs – Highly skilled, solo field reporters with specialized gear and the most demanding […]

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A Field Guide For Mobile Journalism an interactive book for mobile storytellers

A Field Guide For Mobile Journalism  an interactive book for mobile storytellers

A Field Guide For Mobile Journalism:Volume 1 – Producing photographic stories with smartphones and mobile devices A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism By Robb Montgomery Published by Visual Editors, ©2014 Buy it now 14,903 words 120 pages 183 illustrations Who’s is this book for? This interactive book is for mobile storytellers, journalists, NGOs, communications officers, teachers, […]

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