The Manfrotto LUMIE Muse series of smartphone and DSLR lights are terrific. Here is a first look at the 8 ...
Here is afirst look at the samller EXO LENS Pro for iPhone 7. Unlike its bigger brother this version of ...
I was asked for the main features of the three iOS edit apps I use. Here is a work in ...
So you are an independant producer, mnaybe an NGO, or a non for profit running on donor funding thinking about ...
Tascam’s PCM mini recorder with wireless system is a gem. It records onto SD and SDHC cards (up to 32GB) ...
Two new microphones from Rode increase the choice when recording smartphone audio. Apart from the mics discussed in the Microphone ...
The new book Democratising Journalism through Mobile Media: The Mojo Revolution http://www.amazon.com/Democratizing-Journalism-through-Mobile-Media/dp/1138641685/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1457713327&sr=8-1&keywords=ivo+burum The theory behind my mojo praxis; contextualises mojo around public sphere benefits; Bourdieu’s journalism field; defines mojo pedagogy; introduces mojos role in creating a common digital language (CDL); and proposes a model for mojo implementation across spheres of communication. The previous book Mojo […]
February Jordan – training investigative journalists from Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Yemen, Qatar, Tunisia and Jordan to mojo. In Amman with ARIJ and NIJ. Myanmar – running 6 mojo workshops for 8 local newsgroups, citizen journalists and university J students March Myanmar – running 6 mojo workshops for 8 local newsgroups, citizen journalists and university J […]
What you have in your mojo kit depends on what you want to use it for. Your kit might include a DSLR if you need to do long lens work. Your kit might also include a gimbal and some walkie talkies. Knowing what your job requires is an essential part of being a strong mojo. […]
Sennheiser say that the AVX-Combo is the perfect digital wireless microphone set for film projects. It may also be just that and more for mojo work. The system (which uses AES 256-bit encryption at an audio resolution of 24-bit, 48kHz) includes a receiver, handheld microphone, body-pack transmitter with omni-directional lavaliere microphone (we upgraded to the […]
Further to my first quick look at the EXO lens. I’ve managed to get my broken Moment lens working and have shot a couple of shots with it, Exo and the mCam. This video is not about exposure (that’s coming from Dubrovnik where the light and colours are cool as) it’s just a quick look at […]
I bought a new EXO lens in the US and wasn’t sure, until we began using it at recent mojo workshops in Norway. Everyone loved it, even the distortion, because it is a thing of functional beauty. The smartphone (6 and 6 plus) slide in to the EXO lens as if on rails and it fits into a […]
The recent Smartmojo course in Oslo, Norway, run by Ivo Burum for the Schibsted Academy, part of the Schibsted Media Group, was a huge success. “The reporters are super-happy! “ said Erik Sønstelie, the Director of the Schibsted Journalism Academy. Two groups of journalists from VGTV, Aften Posten and a number of other papers in the Schibsted […]
This is an article I wrote for the current issue of the Walkley Magazine (from Australia’s premier journalism foundation). It provides an overview of the latest and must have gear. Basic Mojo Gear (Walkley article PDF)
Building scenes with a set up, development and resolution is always important. But when we build a scene from a few shots that we didn’t plan, we need to make lots of decisions quickly: What’s it about? What order do we reveal information? For how long? What elements do we use to reveal information? How will it fit with other scenes […]
Audio is often seen as the second cousin and often left until last when we prep for filming. But Walter Murch, the famous Hollywood feature film and sound editor and mixer, reminds us that: “The most important thing students must learn is 90 per cent of film is sound. The picture is far less important” (cited in […]