Learn by doing

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Tom Abate writes about a presentation on the Ventura Counmty Star's groundbrekaing video efforts.

His takeaway on that presentation and some others at UC Berkeley’s New Media program:

The key to cross-training print journalists as videographers was to get comfortable with the notion that they would make mistakes. Not errors in fact. Not telling viewers there was a fire when it was obviously a flood. But camera shots may be shaky and audio may be “too hot” (loud?) because multimedia storytelling is a learning process — and one that plays out in front of an audience and often on deadline.

Good point!

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