Simple Canva exercise

Before we start, we’re going to have a quick look at visual hierarchy, and how our eyes move around an image.

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Intro to MoPho

Basketball, late Monday afternoon. Photo copyright Verity Chambers
Basketball, late Monday afternoon. Photo copyright Verity Chambers

In this video, iPhone photographer Emil Pakarklis explains seven really simple techniques you can use to make your mobile photography good. As with DSLR and larger format photography, the key ingredients are light, composition, and perspective or point of view.

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What can I make for Off Campus?

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In News Conference you’re invited to research and produce a story or piece of content in three hours or less for our Off Campus website or for our social sites, Instagram, IGTV, Twitter, Facebook.

This can be a written story (breaking news update – also known as briefs; interview; profile; review; list; explainer; opinion piece; even fiction).

It could also be a simple audio story (vox pop; interview; radio segment; radio news bulletin).

It can also be a story, video (live or not), series of tweets, a photo gallery, or anything else creative you think of on social media (Instagram, IGTV, Twitter, Facebook).

The categories we’re inviting you to create content for are below.

MUSIC

Musician profiles, music events, concerts, reviews, gig guides, Spotify playlists.

CULTURE

Profiles of artists or creatives (other than musicians), reviews of stuff that’s not music (books, film, theatre, dance, etc.), tech and innovation news, nerd stuff, anything cultural that’s not music.

NEWS/DAILY LIFE

News, current events, Trump does silly things, climate change, environment, science news, business and finance, good news stories, politics.

SPORT

Anything sport.

STUDENT LIFE

Student profiles, travel, food, anything study-related, mental health, wellbeing, sexuality and gender, fiction/short stories.

If you’re confused about where the thing you want to make is going to fit, please ask! It’s a good idea to be guided by your News Conference assessment as you build a portfolio of work 😉

Using Twitter

Love it or hate it, Twitter is an important part of the media industry.

As a media maker, you’re going to have to know how Twitter works and the best ways to use it. You don’t have to be a show-off, or argue with people. On the contrary, if you curate your account well, it can be a wonderful community of people with whom to communicate.

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