Join Brian Kaufman for an in-depth discussion in this video Reporting with the iPhone, part of The Creative Spark: Brian Kaufman, Visual Journalist.
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Today we're on Belle Isle. It's a big island in Detroit, and we're …at the north end of the island. Blue Heron Lagoon, where there's a big …restoration project going on, environmental restoration. …And this is to get fish habitat back in, turtles, snakes, really just biodiversity …in general. And so we're out here to do a little …update on the progress, and see how things are progressing. …I think I'm going to shoot on the iPhone, because several years ago I do a big …project on the island. nature wildlife film, and I used bigger …cameras and spent a lot of time on it. But this is nothing that's going to take …me a lot of time. it's not going to be a big project for me.…
I just want to do a quick update, so it makes sense to shoot on the iPhone …because it's quicker, and easier to edit. So the procamera app I think is better …than a default camera app. Because a situation like this if I want …to go a shot of the sign here. What this app allows me to do is, I can …set my focus point and my exposure. So by touching twice here, I have a …
Follow along as Brian explains his process for creating long-form video features and how he uses the iPhone to capture and instantly publish breaking news in the field. We also take a look at his Then and Now comparison series, where he maps old images of the Packard Plant over new ones, which the newspaper then turns into interactive experiences for its web audience.