Robb Montgomery

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Waterproof video backpack for filmmaking and mobile journalism

Waterproof video backpack for filmmaking and mobile journalism

I travel for a living and make movies with small cameras. This approach allows me to film life unscripted from places where larger cameras can’t easily get to (like in my hand while bicycling, on sand dunes, in Qatar.) The smartphone movie making gear in my backpack https://t.co/LQWgQywALR pic.twitter.com/XTHtN2rdaA — Robb Montgomery (@robbmontgomery) February 17, […]

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How do we make stories that mobile users will love?

How do we make stories that mobile users will love?

“How do we make stories that mobile users will love?” is a great question to ask these days as the intersection of mobile+social+video continues to grow stronger and more profound.This topic creates a number of exciting possibilities and opportunities for mobile storytellers and story builders. This topic is something that I have been researching and presenting on […]

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An Avalanche of ethics – Using music on eyewitness news video

An Avalanche of ethics – Using music on eyewitness news video

German mountaineer Jost Kobusch captured the terrifying moment the Everest base camp was hit by an avalanche triggered by the Nepal earthquake. The April 2015 Nepal earthquake (also known as the Gorkha earthquake) killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000. Kobusch posted his footage to YouTube. NOTE: Kobusch can be heard cursing while filming […]

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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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A mobile-first manifesto for news and visual content marketing

A mobile-first manifesto for news and visual content marketing

The smartphone is the new reporter’s notebook. The power that journalists now have to find, report and share multimedia stories from the field is nothing short of a revolution. The smartphone has become the beating heart for both news production and consumption. Mobile-only journalism will replace “mobile-first,” “digital-first” and the other transitional phrases we have […]

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How to Tweet a video clip using the Twitter app

How to Tweet a video clip using the Twitter app

Here’s how use the latest twitter video Tweet feature is available in the latest app update. How to Tweet a video clip. @GlenBMulcahy @Stammy @MarcSettle @Poynter @IJNet @NewspaperWorld pic.twitter.com/Mxo1DRNaXl— Robb Montgomery (@robbmontgomery) February 4, 2015 (Be patient, the developers say it can up to two weeks to reach everyone worldwide.)

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10 Hollywood shots you can make with a selfie stick

10 Hollywood shots you can make with a selfie stick

Tourists using selfie sticks have been a common sight in Asia for quite some time now and the behavior is spreading quickly to Western cities. NOTE: The shots in this tutorial were made with my iPhone 6+, my modified Shoulderpod mount and the iStabilizier monopod “Smartphone Selfie Stick” The first thing you need to know is how to choose […]

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How I got smooth motion video for the Berlin Wall multimedia package with my iPad mini.

How I got smooth motion video for the Berlin Wall multimedia package with my iPad mini.

Limited time offer: Coupon codes for our new video courses! Make Great videos with iPhone and iPad$10 off coupon Make Smartphone Video Like a Pro$10 off coupon Here I am filming my longform multimedia report from the Berlin Wall 25th anniversary celebration featuring a woman who escaped the STASI just days before the wall fell. Filmed […]

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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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11 smart habits to improve your digital storytelling

11 smart habits to improve your digital storytelling

11 Smart habits to improve your digital storytelling Know your audience Write for structure Master more than one story form Develop basic coding skills Create powerful visual narratives Use data to tell stories Use design methods for story coverage and package planning Adopt and master emerging story forms Consistently provide excellent metadata and social media engagement Embrace […]

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