FL#191: VICE’s cinematic approach

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VICE News has set itself apart from traditional broadcast news outlets with a more cinematic approach to its visual report. We find out how they do it from Maral Usefi, director/producer at Vice News Tonight.

Reporting by Lindsey Miller

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Steadicam Smoothee
This handheld device helps stabilize a mobile phone to produce smoother shots. The universal smartphone mount works with the various sizes of Android and iPhone models. A separate mount is available for GoPro HERO cameras.

Filmic Pro Mobile Video
$9.99 for Android, $14.99 for iOS
This smartphone camera app enables manual adjustment of exposure, ISO, shutter speed and color settings. It also has sophisticated audio controls that include visual audio meters and support for stereo microphones.

GoPro Karma Grip
Handheld stabilizer for GoPro cameras.

GoPro Karma Drone
A compact drone made specifically for GoPro cameras is touted as lightweight and easy-to-fly using a remote “game-style” controller. It also includes a Karma Grip.


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