Backpack Journalist. Run-N-Gun. Lone Wolf. You've heard all the solo shooting call signs, but with all the advancements in technology and improvements in production practices, isn't it time the name caught up with the times? Two Words -Hybrid Journalism.
It's the era of high definition, from professional video cameras and video DSLRs, to HD consumer camcorders, and even small pocket camcorders. Video-editing software has stepped up to the challenge, so you can edit even HD video comfortably on today's computers.
Multicam editing is becoming more popular as software programs adopt tools that make the process much easier. Now just about anyone with a prosumer level video editing suite can do accurate multicam edits with little stress.
Video creation is sometimes a singular business, but video producers are a social lot. Our curiosity about our readers has inspired us to create this new column to introduce you to your fellow video producers.