Mobile Reporting during Local and EU Elections 2024.

Course Details

  • Date Tue, 14th May 2024
  • Time 09:30 to 17:00
  • Duration 1 day
  • LocationVenue to be confirmed(in person)
  • Trainers Glen Mulcahy, Titanium Media

Course Aims

This one-day training is designed to equip multimedia journalists with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively cover local elections on social media platforms. Participants are encouraged to bring their smartphones and laptops for hands-on activities and practical exercises throughout the course

Course Content

Module A. Essential Mobile Journalism Skills

Part 1- Smartphone Photography

  • Auto and Manual Control of the camera
  • When and how to use Burst mode effectively
  • Live Photos
  • Portrait Mode
  • Basic Image editing

Part 2- Shooting Interviews and Vox pops

  • Using the HELLO ALL checklist for interviews
  • Controlled Interview setups V “Run and Gun”
  • Mic Selection and Pickup Properties.
  • BlackMagic Camera App (or Filmic Pro)
  • Shooting Vox pops
  • General views and cutaways
  • Multi-camera interviews
  • Self Shooting PTCs (Presenting to camera)

Part 3- Essential video editing on device

  • Workflow best practices
  • Quick assembly of rushes
  • Building Sequences with continuity
  • Split Audio
  • J&L Edits
  • Audio mixdown and AI Audio enhancement
  • Keyframes
  • Reformatting 16:9 media for social
  • Adding Brand, Graphics and AI Generated Subtitles

Module B. Content Ideas and Formats

  • Carousel/Gallery
  • Photo Montage/Highlights
  • Timelapse
  • Branded Quote cards
  • Twitter/X Quad post
  • Travel Boast Maps
  • Split Screen / Montage
  • Animated graphics
  • Alpha channel graphics for video
  • Interviews/VoxPops
  • Turn Video Clip into GIF (LumaFusion)
  • Turn batch of Live Photos into a short Video
  • Rip viral audio from IG and use Mojo templates
  • Memes and Apps to make them
  • Mojo/Unfold/Canva
  • AI Image generation MidJourney
  • Using default duration to build timed slideshows to music

Conclusion and Action Plan

  • Recap of Key Takeaways
  • Developing an Action Plan for Election Coverage
  • Branding and Graphics list
  • Q&A Session


Glen Mulcahy, Titanium Media

Who is this content for?

This course is aimed at all presenters, researchers, producers, social media editors and content creators who will be covering EU and Local Elections 2024.

Training Method

This course is delivered in person.

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Mobile Reporting during Local and EU Elections 2024

Mobile Reporting during Local and EU Elections 2024

DATE April 23rd 2024 TIME 09:30 to 16:30 DURATION 1 day

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