RJI Futures Lab update #39

The evolution of video storytelling

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In this week's Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute explores how the mass proliferation of smartphone cameras and mobile video apps is affecting the expectations – and possibilities – for visual journalism.

RJI sought ideas about the future of video from two masters of visual storytelling:

  • Brian Storm, founder and executive producer of MediaStorm, a Brooklyn-based film production and interactive design studio.
  • John Alpert, co-founder and co-executive director of the Downtown Community Television Center in New York.

In this report, they share insights about the place of micro-video via apps like Vine and Instagram, the challenges of funding quality work and the importance of good old-fashioned storytelling.

Watch the RJI Futures Lab video update here.

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