The Internet gave average people the ability to transmit information globally. That was a power once reserved for only the very largest media corporations and news agencies.
Mobilejournalism is an emerging form of new media storytelling where reporters use portable electronic devices with network connectivity to gather, edit and distribute news from his or her community.
We were joined by Murray Suid , Creative Director at MobileMovieMaking.com
Murray Suid is a filmmaker and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has directed several short movies including "The J-Walker," which won the Special Jury Prize at the Marburg Film Festival. Trained in screenwriting at UCLA, he has had four feature-length scripts optioned and one-"Summer of the Flying Saucer"-produced in Ireland (2008).
Murray has written more than a dozen nonfiction books including Movie Making Illustrated (with James Morrow) and How to Be President of the USA. Last year he edited Movie Quotes to Live By, a collection of wise sayings from feature films.
He is also the cofounder of MobileMovieMaking.com, an online magazine about using smartphones, tablets, drones, and GoPros to shoot videos. All genres are covered including documentaries, news, music videos, narrative films, instructional movies, biopics, commercials, and video blogs.
MobileMovieMaking celebrates the idea that just about anyone can learn to make movies that are worth watching for little or no money. The magazine exhibits well-made mobile movies, reviews gear, interviews filmmakers, and runs no-entry-fee contests.