The Digital Video Revolution is among us.
Don’t believe me? Check out these statistics.
- More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month.
- Over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube- about an hour for every person on Earth.
- 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.
- 80 percent of YouTube traffic comes from outside the United States.
- Mobile makes up almost 40 percent of YouTube’s global watch time.
The time when you needed an expensive camera to make quality videos is dead and gone. It is easier for everyone to produce, edit and post content. This makes journalism an open field for well-trained journalist & novice alike. More & more news stations have at least one MMJ ( MultiMedia Journalist) on staff. Just about every major news program requires reporters to be active & engaging on social media.
Perfection isn’t necessary to successfully convey a message via video.
Walt Mossberg a veteran technology journalist provides us with an example of a higher end more expensive and technically sound video review on the iPhone 6s.
This video is clearly not of the same quality of the previous video however, Raymah Shaiki, the youtuber in the video was able to successfully deliver her message & received 26,156 views on her post.
The biggest trick to story telling with video is to practice, practice, practice. The more you record, the more you edit & produce, the better your video will become. The revolution may not be televised but it will be documented. Grab a camera or grab your phone and join in on the revolution.