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Philip Bromwell

Avoiding the Talking-head Problem

In two minutes, Irish mobile journalist Philip Bromwell uses b-roll to overcome the talking-head problem.

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How to Shoot Action with a Static Subject

Movies move. So what’s a filmmaker to do with a static subject? That was the challenge facing Irish mobile journalist Philip Bromwell when making “The Wind Phone” for RTE news. This mini-doc is about a phone-booth-like structure that invites users to think about—and cope with—life and loss. Filming with an iPhone 6S Plus and the FiLMiC Pro app, Bromwell…

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Start with a close-up.

To show your audience immediate that you’ve made a real movie start with a close-up. The image may surprise or puzzle viewers, but for sure it’ll grab their attention and make them want to watch more.

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Ten Tips for Making a Great Mobile News Report

Learn how to create a professional-looking mobile news report or mini-doc by studying an example by Philip Bromwell.

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World Latte Art Championships: a smartphone news report

Irish video journalist Philip Bromwell is blazing new paths in the art of the smartphone news reports. In “The King of Coffee,” he profiles Seivijus “Elvis” Matiejunas, as he prepares to represent Ireland at the World Latte Art Championships in Australia (15-18 May 2014). 

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