Thanks to Hannah Hickey for gathering the following information:
Video & Audio Hardware
- Flip: Recently discontinued pocket camera, used by many of the panelists
- Kodak Zi8: Pocket video camera that can connect to an external microphone
- Audio-Technica ATR 3350: Cheap lapel mic that works well with the Kodak Zi8 camera
- Canon EOS 5D: Digital SLR camera that can shoot HD video. Katherine used this to film aboard the ship. Phil uses two, one with a 50 mm f/1.4 lens and another with a 35mm f/2 lens.
- Mikey: Plug-in mic for recording better audio on the iPhone. Todd uses this.
- Zoom H2: Portable digital recorder popular for recording audio in the field
Video Editing Software
- iMovie: Free software for Macs, used by many panelists
- Final Cut Express / Studio / Pro: Popular video editing software for Macs, available at different price points
- Adobe Premiere: Most popular video software that runs on both Macs and PCs. Available at different price points.
Audio & Slide Show Editing Software
- www.audacity.com – Free software for audio editing
- www.animoto.com – Free software for slide shows, popular with teachers
- www.soundslides.com – Cheap software for creating narrated slide shows, developed by journalists.
- This American Life’s $5 cartoon guide on how to record audio:
Science Writers on Using Video
- “Reporter’s Toolbox: A Newbie’s Advice on Getting Started with Video” – By Seattle environmental reporter Robert McClure
- “Shooting 101: Video for Writers” from the 2010 National Association of Science Writers Workshop – (Presented by Seattle native and UW grad Eric Olson)
- “Telling Stories with Video” From the 2010 National Association of Science Writers Workshop – (Presented by Seattle native and UW grad Eric Olson)
- “How Pulitzer Prize-winning Explanatory Reporting project humanizes story of genetic detection” – Poynter’s Al Tompkins on how multimedia helped Milwaukee Journal Sentinel win a 2011 Pulitzer in Explanatory Reporting
- “Knight Digital Media Center: Video tutorials” – Free tutorials on video and audio techniques, software packages and equipment buying guides
- “UW’s Masters of Communication in Digital Media: Resources page” – Guide to shooting with the Flip (or other pocket) cameras; audio sources; video and audio tips
- “ScienceFilm” – BC-based organization offering training on making videos about science and natural history
– Online discussion forum
- Recommended reading