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Tim Young Does An Amazing Job With A Phone

Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Surfing Facebook, you get to see a lot of videos shot with an iPhone or a smartphone.

Most of them are pretty mediocre.

Some are even terrible.

I am a member of about 35 different filmmaker or video maker or videojournalist groups.  Of course, one of the things I find the most appealing about iPhone and smartphone video is that it effectively democratizes the medium. That means that anyone is free to try.

It does not mean that anyone can produce a great piece of video with a phone. A piece of video, yes.  That does not take a lot of talent - other than pointing the phone and hitting the record button.

But every once in a while, I come across something that does indeed express the enormous potential that a smartphone, in the right hands has.

Australian based Video and Podcast producer Tim Young has the right hands. 

Take a look at this video, which I came across on the Mojofest FB page.

First, it's a lovely story. Really quite remarkable.

The work of miniature artist David Hourigan is pretty amazing.  And Tim Young has done a stellar job of capturing the story and Hourigan. 

I will let Tim Young explain himself in his own words - although his video speaks loudly enough.

Following a dozen years at the Age newspaper, I am now lecturing in journalism, multimedia, podcasting, video journalism, and mobile journalism at Macleay College, RMIT and Melbourne University.

As video producer, Tablet Video Editor and Senior Producer during my years at the Age, I worked hard to innovate and try new things, editorially and as a producer.

In 2009 I became the first Fairfax journalist to write a print story accompanied by my own photographs and a video I shot and edited. Since then, I have had dozens of articles and photographs published in print to accompany my videos, including four front-page bylines.


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