Pocket Filmmaker: be a pocket news cameraman

Ever found yourself in the right place at the right time? Shoot the moment just right with your smartphone, and news outlets will want your footage.

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Welcome back to CNET Australia's guide to pocket film-making. The Pocket Filmmaker, Jason van Genderen, will be showing you how to turn the smartphone in your pocket into a camera capable of shooting video projects that are worthy of sharing with family and friends, online and even with the judges of some of Australia's biggest short-film festivals.

Today, we get practical, looking at a few rules to keep in mind to get the best footage possible when you're right on the spot as news breaks before your eyes. Get it right, and you could be sharing your footage with news agencies around the world.

You can also catch up on past episodes from the series:

Jason Van Genderen was the winner of several short film-making awards at festivals including Tropfest NY, Tropfest Sydney and Aspen Shortsfest, and he has even won an IF Award. Jason's projects have been shot on the Nokia N95, Nokia N8 and Apple's iPhone . He recently took home first prize in the Telstra Mobile Masterpieces category at Tropfest Sydney for his film The 53rd Hour.

 

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