Category: Visual storytelling

Finding a story and location

‘Mobile journalism’ is still journalism. Apps and kit aren’t enough – you need a story worth telling. How do you find one and how should you prepare to film it?

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Shot types and angles

If you are a newcomer to visual storytelling, you’ll need to master some simple shots that are at the heart of all good video journalism.

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Frames and composition

What goes in each shot is up to you as a journalist. This means thinking about framing and composition.

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Sequencing and storyboards

Once you have mastered basic shot types and angles, it’s time to learn to create shot sequences to support your visual narrative.

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Formats: From hard news to Hollywood

With the basics of visual storytelling under your belt, you can work across multiple formats. Smartphones are now used to make all forms of video stories – from TV news packages to documentaries and movies. Here are some of our favourite examples to inspire your creativity.

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