In the past, aerial photography or filming was only possible with a large budget. Thanks to inexpensive entry-level drones, it can now be used by almost anyone. At the end of the last year I bought a drone and have been using it regularly for filming and photography ever since. In this article I give you a few helpful tips for beginners to photograph and film with flying cameras.Continue reading 10 Tips on Filming with Drones
OK, the headline is a bit pathetic now, but in fact that’s what my new job is all about, because I’m allowed to take care of the social media activities of #Oceanmooc. And with that to a topic that interests me personally very much. After all, the sea has always fascinated me.
Quick from GoPro lets you quickly create incredible videos from a few photos and/or video sequences. And all this with just a few clicks and automated as far as possible. You can export the result in the usual landscape format, but also in square form, for example to post it to Instagram. And best of all: Quick is available for Android and iOS for free, ready-made videos are exported without watermarks. The result is impressive. All in all, Quick is an excellent app that allows you to quickly create videos for social media. Continue reading App recommendation: GoPro Quick
If you are looking for additional accessories for smartphone film equipment, you will end up with a gimbal. In short, this is an external camera stabilizer, which, compared to the steadycam, balances movement electronically rather than mechanically. So you can also shoot super-fluent videos and professional camera-drives out of your hand. Unfortunately, however, there are two major problems: With most gimbals, the phone-holder covers the power connection of the smartphone. Therefore, it cannot be loaded during recording. In addition, current iPhones no longer have a jack connection. Microphones must therefore also be connected via the Lightning port. If it is hidden, it is impossible. Continue reading External microphones can also be connected to gimbals
My trip to Armenia was really tough. In only five days I saw an incredible amount and fell in love with the country and its people. On the fourth day of my trip, I also gave a workshop in Mobile Journalism, for which several articles appeared in Armenian media. This one is in English.
I was a guest in Yerevan in March 2018 at the invitation of Wikimedia Armenia. Besides my actual video blog I filmed there with a 360-degree camera and made a virtual city tour from the clips with the App V360.
Continue reading Yerevan – A 360 degree city tour
Ich darf im März 2018 auf Einladung von Wikimedia Armenien in den Kaukasus reisen. Die dabei gemachten Eindrücke halte ich in einem Videoblog fest. Im vierten und letzten Teil besuche ich das bedrückende Genozid-Museum in Jerewan, den wunderschönen Temple von Garni und das nicht minder beeindruckende Höhenkloster von Geghard. Continue reading Anfrage an den Sender Jerewan. Eine Reise nach Armenien. Folge 4
Ich darf im März 2018 auf Einladung von Wikimedia Armenien in den Kaukasus reisen. Die dabei gemachten Eindrücke halte ich in einem Videoblog fest. In der dritten Folge bin ich in Etschmiadsin, dem Vatikan der Armenischen Kirche und an der türkischen Grenze unterwegs. Continue reading Anfrage an den Sender Jerewan. Eine Reise nach Armenien. Folge 3
Ich darf im März 2018 auf Einladung von Wikimedia Armenien in den Kaukasus reisen. Die dabei gemachten Eindrücke halte ich in einem Videoblog fest. In der zweiten Folge zeige ich meine ersten Eindrücke ungefiltert. Continue reading Anfrage an den Sender Jerewan. Eine Reise nach Armenien. Folge 2
Online videos are booming. Up to eight billion films run daily on Facebook alone. And the web is becoming increasingly visual. According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index, video will finally dominate data traffic over the next five years. It goes without saying that the big companies have long jumped on the bandwagon and are starting to set up social media video teams. But even with a smaller budget, considerable results can be achieved. In this article I’ll introduce ten tools you can use to create videos for your social networks – without a film team and at a manageable cost. Continue reading How to create videos for social media