Different media groups, independent journalists, and activists were encouraged to give presentations and workshops on their latest ideas. This year’s main questions to be discussed were: What Belarus web projects have survived over the years? What can and should be done [in our field] over the next 20 years, and how has advertising on local sites changed and why should we cooperate with advertising agencies?
International Media Solutions CEO Michael Clarke gave a Prezi on how to turn a tablet or smartphone into a HD mobile studio as part of a Master Class on mobile journalism on Day 3. Depending on your Android or Apple production, all it needs is a camera that can shoot in 720p or 1080p along with the correct apps and gear. Using equipment like the OlloClip, journalists can go out in the field and shoot high quality video or photo. Apps like Snapseed and WeVideo can help edit your photos and videos, allowing journalists to have their own complete mobile studio on the go. These new online tools will help independent media teams in volatile areas like Ukraine. He also included two important videos, the 5 Deadly Sins of Amateur Videos and a Storymaker tutorial, from the guys at Small World News.
Michael was also on the panel to judge the best presentations. Each winner won an Olloclip as a prize and we would like to extend a large thank you to Olloclip for donating the prizes to Media BarCamp. It was an amazing four days and as you can see by all the different visuals participants took here.
The results? As you saw in a previous post we are ecstatic about the establishment of the Media Innovation Incubator within the Information Warfare Center (IWC) based in Vilnius which aims to combat propaganda during war-time and create honest real-time reporting during periods of conflict.
Get ready as International Media Solutions will be breaking into the academic world soon so stay tuned!