Category Archives: Help Files

Instructions, manuals, other materials on how to do things.

  • Critiquing your visual stories

    Posted on February 27, 2013 by in 4804, 4806, Help Files

    When we evaluate your work, what are the things that we consider?  Ask yourself these questions, before you begin working on a story, while you’re in the middle of a project and at the end.  They will help you edit your own work and the work produced by your teammates.  Editorial/Informational Could a viewer learn […]

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  • Exporting and Compressing Final Cut Pro X video

    Posted on January 31, 2013 by in 4804, 4806, 4814, Convergence Resources, Help Files

    These steps will help you properly export and compress your Final Cut Pro X video projects before saving them to the Classes Server. All files turned in should be no larger than 50 MB. Following this process should ensure your files are of the proper size. You are subject to having your grade lowered if […]

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  • Setting up the Nikon D7000 for shooting video

    Posted on January 7, 2013 by in 4804, 4806, 4814, 4992, 7802, Help Files

    The DSLR camera (digital single lens reflex) has a larger chip than prosumer and even professional grade video cameras. So good, in fact, that television programs, movies and commercials are using them. For news organizations, they can  get both still photography and video from the same device, saving them money. While the visuals from the […]

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  • Assembling a Basic Audio Story Using Adobe Audition

    Posted on August 19, 2012 by in Help Files

    By Reuben Stern, RJI Futures Lab editor, Missouri School of Journalism Click below to jump to any individual step, or just scroll down. STEP 1: Gather your files STEP 2: Open your files in Audition STEP 3: Select, save and normalize individual sound clips (waveform mode) STEP 4: Assemble sound clips into a story (multitrack […]

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  • Audio editing with Adobe Audition

    Posted on July 19, 2012 by in 4804, 4806, 7802, Help Files

    Once you have properly removed the CF card from the Marantz recorder, connect it to your Mac via USB with a card reader. Copy and label a backup of your audio files to your  Classes server folder. Launch Adobe Audition.   In Audition, go to File:Import, navigate up to the desktop and into your audio […]

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  • Finding Good Story Ideas

    Posted on July 18, 2012 by in 4804, Help Files

     Good stories: Often begin with a question Are well-researched — Call your sources in advance to do “reconnaissance” to find out everything you can before making your pitch Are local — What can you do/say/report that a reader/listener/viewer wouldn’t have already heard on CNN? Contain facts:  Who, what, where, when, why, how, how many? (Even […]

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  • Team Story Completion Checklist

    Posted on July 18, 2012 by in 4804, 4806, Help Files

    Team stories really are a multi-week process. The most successful teams manage their time so that they are working on their stories a little bit every day, including the weekend. Here’s a good process to follow for successful completion and meeting your Thursday 6 pm deadline. • Have good story ideas so that you get approval on Wednesday […]

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  • Convergence Reporting Story Pitch Form

    Posted on July 18, 2012 by in 4804, 4806, Help Files

    Discuss your story ideas with members of your team in advance of submitting them via email to the project managers email list. Think critically about the following questions, then for each story idea, copy this text with your answers into the body of a single email.  (The project managers should receive one email from a […]

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  • How to connect to the Classes Server

    Posted on July 18, 2012 by in 4804, 4806, 4992, 7802, Help Files, MSJ

    While you work in your newsroom, you will keep a portfolio of the work you produce, writing a brief two-paragraph summary describing your experience. You will also save copies of scripts, photos, audio and video that you produce during your newsroom experience. This summary and saved work must be filed weekly in your personal folder […]

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  • Embedding Soundslides into your Blog

    Posted on May 7, 2012 by in Help Files

    How to embed SoundSlides into your WordPress/Blogger blog SoundSlides won’t let you post a .swf file directly to your blog, but there is a workaround you can do to generate your own embed code.  Here’s how: 1.  Establish Your Bengal Space MU’s web server is known as “bengal.” You can access bengal through the Go […]

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