Alexander's top 10 apps in #KJ7003
So you want to be a mobile journalist? Everyone has to have tools and for the 21st century that means apps. Here are the top ten apps that I use as a journalist.
- 1.The ultimate journalism tool capable of keeping you informed on breaking news moments after it happens. Also a good way to keep in touch with the journalism community. Find me @alexanderquon
- 2.iMovieNeed to edit a video on the go or put together a package from footage on your iPhone? Well you're in luck. The best editing tool on the market comes built in to iOS. Check out my video on depression to see what you can do: https://twitter.com/alexanderquon/status/746383630449053698
- 3.TapeACallIn the digital age you're not always going to be able to do an interview in person but with this trusty app you won't miss a thing on your phone interview. Remember to check the local laws about recording conversations before you do.
- 4.Camera+Change that regular old iPhone camera into a mini DSLR! A handy tool if you have a little more time to set up your shot.
- 5.PicPlayPostOne of the easiest ways to throw together a quick collage is this app. Combine video, stills and then let them play. Here is another example: https://instagram.com/p/BGj61CjEXdK/
- 6.TelePrompTerNeed to do a standup on your iPhone but can't remember the words? This app lets you input your script and runs it as you record the video.
- 7.SnapseedEditing photos on an iPhone can be tough but when you have a tool like Snapseed it gets a lot easier. Think of this like a professional photo editing suite crammed into your iPhone. After you try it you won't want to stop.
- 8.StellerBooks are a good way to tell a story. Digital booklets might be even more useful; capable of combining pictures, videos and text into one item. Get used to shooting vertically though! I tested this one at the Halifax Greekfest: https://steller.co/s/5p5TJDgcUTt
- 9.VontWant to make a BuzzFeed style text video but don't have editing software? Look no further than Vont.
- 10.VideoliciousAnother editing app that I primarily use for voice overs. It's controls are a little finicky so I prefer editing on iMovie before doing a voice over in this app. Remember to have a microphone!