Author Archive | Ivo Burum


iOS Edit app feature comparo (work in progress)

I was asked for the main features of the three iOS edit apps I use. Here is a work in progress. I am sure I have missed some features, but I hope this beginning helps. Maybe email me on with features I need to add or correct. What’s surprising is how powefully rich new tech […]

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DR10C recorder

Tascam’s PCM mini recorder with wireless system is a gem. It records onto SD and SDHC cards (up to 32GB) while acting as a pass through failsafe device recording back up sound to your wireless system. It’s small size makes it easy to hide next to a wirelss body pack when it’s used as a […]

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New Mojo Book

The new book Democratising Journalism through Mobile Media: The Mojo Revolution 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 […]

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2016 Mojo Training Schedule

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 […]

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How to Take Pics

Side by Side: Video Micro and VideoMic Me a first look

Two new microphones from Rode increase the choice when recording smartphone audio. Apart from the mics discussed in the Microphone Comparo on this site and the introduction to Sennheisers AVX system, here are two more offerings for the avid hand held mojo. I like these two mics because they are small yet very efficient. The […]

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SmartMojo Kit Options Oct 2015

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. […]

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Sennheiser AVX combo first look

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 […]

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First Look Exo lens

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 […]

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