Last time I blogged I spent some time looking at the different open-source video, photo and audio editing software that you can use to edit your work. So, your next question would probably be how to use it? This post will focus on:
Editing audio using Audacity
Audacity basics: Getting started in audio editing
Source: Mindy McAdams
Editing pictures using Picasa
Editing pictures using GIMP
Editing video using Windows Live Movie Maker
Windows Movie Maker: Introduction to video editing
Source: Mindy McAdams
Of course, videos and slideshows cannot adequately teach you how to use editing software but it can give you a brief idea on how your work can be edited using such software. The only way to really learn how to edit your work using editing software is to practice, practice and practice. What do you use to edit your work? What tips can you give us on using editing software? What works best for you when editing? Please share your thoughts.
Once you have taken captured your photographs or recorded your video and/or audio, you then need to edit it to create your story. Since most editing software can often be rather expensive and since most of us can’t afford such expensive software, your best option is to turn to open source software. Below I’ve included links to lists of open source software available for editing audio, video and photos.
Open source software for video editing:
Open source software for audio editing:
Open source software for photo editing:
I am only familiar with a few of the open source software mentioned in these links. What I am familiar with includes Windows Live Movie Maker, GIMP, Picasa and Audacity. I have found Windows Movie Maker quite user-friendly and easy to use, however, I haven’t really used it for editing videos (I have used it to make audio slideshows). GIMP is quite difficult to understand, while Picasa is easier to work with. Audacity is the only audio editing program I’ve used but I found it quite easy to understand.
Are there open source software that you use that wasn’t mentioned in these links? Which open source software do you find difficult to work with? Which open source software do you find easy to work with? Which open source software is your favourite?
Before you can start taking photos, it is important to understand a few photography basics. I found a great series of posts about the basics of photography on Lifehacker:
In addition, you can also read:
People often ask what’s the difference between photojournalism and photography. Here are articles that might provide some clarity.
Photojournalism by Alexandra Copley
Understanding and Appreciating the Basics of Photojournalism
Photojournalism is about a little more than just your average pose and click photos we take on our smartphones.
What experience do you have with photography and/or photojournalism? Do you love it? Do you hate it?
To start things off I will be sharing information with you about just the basics on the various topics that will be covered on ‘As We Discover Multimedia’, once again, as a means to give you an idea of what lies ahead. Please do feel free to have a look at the original sources of any information I do upload.
First post EVER *happy dance*
Before we delve into the world of fun and creativity that lies before us, i.e the world of Multimedia Journalism, I thought it would be fitting to post up a few videos I found online that will give us an idea of what Multimedia Journalism is, it’s relevance today and why we NEED to learn the skills it requires.
How do these videos makes you feel about Multimedia Journalism or even today’s journalism industry as a whole? What are your views on the topic? Please share your comments. All comments are highly appreciated and valued.