Archive for December, 2015

Graduate Students as Media Producers: Using Smartphones to Produce Educational Video Content

December 9, 2015

S A M P L E  T E X T

At first when phones became “smart” and suddenly we had so many capabilities in the palms of our hands, I was still skeptical about the quality of both the photos and the videos produced by these small gadgets.  As time went by and the technology improved, I began to notice just how far we’ve come and began to experiment with mobile devices.

S A M P L E  T E X T

As a professional videographer, I’m use to having certain controls and features on a video camera.  Mobile devices didn’t have these functions built into the hardware like mainstream camera equipment, but rather through filters that could be downloaded and installed… many for free while others had a price tag.  Again, technology took a major leap forward offering quality lenses, better chips and sensors.  Granted they had limitations, but the quality of the images had greatly improved.  Video, too, had shown how it’s grown as well.  We can now have full Hi-Definition (HD) video at full frame rate.  My experiments continued.  This time around I wanted to produce a small series of content completely shot by mobile devices and see if anyone would really notice the significance in quality.  Mind you, this series of experiments lead to some interesting findings about the technology.

S A M P L E  T E X T

– – – to be continued – – –