The video above comes from The Guardian in London. It was shot by Felix Clay on an unnamed HDSLR (my bet is Canon 5D Mark II) and edited by Elliot Smith and Shehani Fernando. This is just one video from Laura Barton’s series called Barton’s Britain in which she travels throughout England, Scotland and Wales to create a visual story of modern Great Britain. In my opinion (and the opinion of the UK Press Photographer’s Year 2010 Awards) this is outstanding work. Finding a visual style in photojournalism is tough. It’s clear that Felix Clay has found his. There are several more videos on the Guardian’s site that showcase this as well. Check it out.
Photo Courtesy of OWLE
A couple of months ago I wrote a short post about using an iPhone for visual story telling. Today a site I regularly read called The Unofficial Apple Weblog used the OWLE, an iPhone 3GS and an app called Ustream Broadcaster to report on features of the new iPad directly from the Aspen Grove Apple store. They took questions from their site and almost instantly were able to answer them through a live demo. This is exactly the kind of forward thinking that will propel journalism into the future. They used existing technology and seamlessly created an interactive broadcast for relatively little cost. Newspaper people pay attention. I really enjoy reading TUAW and they also have a Colorado connection which makes it even better. If you are not already reading it, check it out.