Lots of apps will be mentioned in this Manual. Here is the full list – plus a few extras – with links to app downloads and many online tutorials.
Note: some apps are free, others require a one-off payment, or an ongoing subscription. Read the information about ‘in-app purchases’ carefully in the iTunes or Google Play stores before choosing an app for yourself or your newsroom.
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.
If you need a full multi-track video editor that can add and mix multiple interviews and overlay, and add music, a logo and captions, we recommend the following professional apps that provide all necessary functions.
Producing live video used to be extremely expensive. Now, anyone can do it, as long as you have a smartphone and a good internet connection. But why should you do it? And when is it better to go with a pre-recorded video?
Thousands of journalists around the world already use smartphones to create content, and there are various online forums and events where you can get updates on apps, equipment and workflow, and share your work.