Mobile Video Interview: Patrick Smith

Posted: March 10, 2011 by nwsix in Apps, Interviews
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by Daniel Masoliver

Patrick Smith is a freelance journalist, editor of TheMediaBriefing, super-tweeter and general journo web-wizard. In the video below, he tells Mobile Journalists about how mobile technology has allowed him to conduct interviews and cover events. He also shares some of his favourite iPhone apps with us.

I filmed this video using the Ustream Broadcaster app for Android. This is a free app available on Android, iPhone and Nokia that allows you to broadcast live to an online channel. Most recently, you may have seen Charlie Sheen using Ustream to broadcast his various antics to the world.

I’ve used Ustream to film live in the past, but on this ocassion with Patrick it didn’t work. Luckily, there’s also an option for filming ‘local’ video, which you can then upload to your Ustream channel, for people to view at their leisure.

As you can see from the video above, the picture quality isn’t the best, though the sound doesn’t seem to be too shabby.

Another lesson learnt: The little beeps that you can hear throughout are notifications from someone chatting to me on the Google Talk app. In future, it seems sensible to close down any apps that may sound off during an interview!

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