Where is the frontier of online video journalism? 

Advance in technology ensures the good future for online video journalism. The online video news is not only work-in-progress. We can see video online story on many web sites and Internet applications competing with the news from old media.

What makes this possible? The answer is that small and new cameras, editing tools, digital formats, broadband connections and a will to make changes with video story telling.

“We can create candid cinematic gems that hold the promise of luring those who grew up with the Web-young people-into serious journalism”, Jill Drew wrote in article “See it now,” published in Columbia Journalism Review.

However, the search tools limit a promising future of online video journalism. Undeveloped and sometimes not very efficient search tools for visual files make the search almost impractical and define the frontier of a video journalism.

“Strong video journalism is caught in a vicious circle, because it gets lost in the flood of other video, too few users find the high-quality, well produced stories,” wrote Jill Drew.

The limited possibilities to find great narrative stories influenced on how much newsrooms are prepared to justify investments in video storytelling.

Drew is mentioning several examples in his article and he is underlining that” many organization have shrunk their staffs or shifted their ambition.” To support this he mentioned Washington Post video unit that is now “consisted of five full-time video journalists tasked primarily with quick-turnaround assignment.”

In addition to this, he argues, “several documentary-style video journalists who produced The Washington Post’s inauguration piece left the paper after their position were eliminated.”

“Why does video have to pay the bills?” says Pierre Kattar, an Emmy Award-winning former Post video journalist in Drew’s article “See it now!” According to Kattar, the video journalists are “building something.”

I can agree with Kattar because video journalism distributed online is showing different aspects of not breaking news stories. Close-up storytelling and use of creativity approach is very important because it can attract yang people viewers.

One of the important aspects of video journalism, according to Drew, is that it “brings a viewer to the heart of the action, without a stand-up journalist explaining what ought to be clearly understandable through the images themselves, appeals to raw, unfiltered ethos of the Internet.”

Drew believes that, “if nurtured and promoted, visual narratives could take their place alongside the social-media tools of blogs and tweets as a breakthrough form of journalism for the digital age.”

This video is produced during professional affiliation at Poynter Institute in Florida. 

St Petersburg at Florida is an attractive place to visit for Kevin Galant because of the Dali Museum and its reach collection of Salvador Dali, Spanish painter, sculptor, graphic artist and designer. What once was a dream from a childhood now is a reality for this Canadian tourist.

  • On vacation, but I came specifically to see Salvador Dali’s museum.

Why do you want to visit the museum?

He has been my favorite artist, since I was a kid.

The Dali Museum is a place to enjoy, explore and learn more on provocative and imaginative Dali’s art. After the hours of imaginative acquaintance with the exceptional Dali’s art Kevin looks at the Museum shop to hold for longer the memories of this visit. This catalog might recreate beautiful moments at the museum, long after the summer ends and give you the chance for deeper exploration of time and space — essential elements in Dali’s arts.

  • I like the Slave Market. It is one of mine favorite pictures because has, most bizarre, has his wife Gala there. And I like how she is generally in the art, no necessarily her face is there, but here images are there and how she was his obsession and how he incorporates her in his art.

Salvador Dali was like a child experimenting with forms, styles, hidden object and faces. He played and created new forms of expression. Kavin makes close up look at the remade version of Dali’s Rainy Taxi. The Rainy Rolls 2010, custom-made version of the installation from Surrealist Exhibition in 1938, is interesting and appeals to Kevin attention. He approaches close to the installation to see the driver and mermaid passenger.

  • He did so much traveling, avoiding the war, refugee. I don’t know. He just seems to be a step from the reality. And the time seems to stand still. When you are looking at his art just I assumed that is translated to his art.

From the surrealist art to the masters of shopping. Kevin looks at the souvenirs and bought for him and its friends.

  • I bought a large oil canvas of Market Slave, couple of umbrellas, a backpack, a watch, souvenirs for friends, but most of the stuffs are for me.

Dali’s museum in St. Petersburg, Florida is the second permanent home of important collection of Dali’s arts work after that one in Figuerues, Spain. It includes Dali’s 96 oil paintings collected by A.Reynolds Morse and Eleanor Morse for over 45-year period. The most famous among them is Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea, which at Twenty Meters Becomes the Portrait of Abraham Lincoln.



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