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Tools from Google News Lab Training – February 2017

The Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication is part of the Google News Lab University Network. As a part of that program, Mike Reilley visited campus on Feb. 3 to teach us some about Google Tools. Reilley does trainings with the SPJ/Google News Lab training program. He’s a former[…]

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Improve your Facebook live videos for $25

Facebook is all-in on live videos. The social network is paying more than 100 celebrities and media organizations millions of dollars to use its live video platform. Here’s an example from The New York Times, which is reportedly being paid $3 million to broadcast live video to Facebook. And using[…]

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$11 CalMyotis lavalier lapel microphone review

I recently tested a $20 smartphone lavalier microphone and was impressed with the results compared to a $200 microphone. But I couldn’t help by notice there was a $11 option as well. It had good reviews on Amazon, but not nearly as many good reviews as the $20 version. After[…]

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Best 360 degree video camera guide

Here is my guide to the best 360 degree video camera for your video or photography needs, whether you’re doing high-end work or just want to start testing the waters of 360 degree video. UPDATED JAN. 15, 2017: My name is Chris Snider, and I’m a multimedia professor at Drake[…]

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Camkix tabletop tripod review

I recently put together a list of recommended accessories for shooting video from your smartphone. This process has renewed my interest in finding the very best tools to turn your Android or iPhone into a high-end camera. Which means I’ve been buying some new toys. Fun! This week, I bought[…]

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Best smartphone video accessories 2016

My name is Chris Snider, and I teach smartphone video classes and workshops at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. I get the opportunity to work with some great smartphone video accessories, and I wanted to create a resource page so that you can find the best accessories for your[…]

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Tech workshop resources – 2016

These are resources for my New Digital Tools Workshop held at Drake University on March 5, 2016. Want to know about future courses? Sign up for my weekly email newsletter. Personality analytics Crystal 360 video Ricoh Theta computer app Ricoh Theta smartphone app – iOS – Android My post on[…]

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