A web application to investigate the use of video in the newsroom

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Developer/Documentary Film-Maker.Passionate for projects that sit at the intersection of software development and video production, both in terms of the growing trend of interactive documentaries but also tools for making video production and post-production easier.With experience working on broadcast documentaries for BBC and C4. While doing this saw the potential for software and video converging production and decided to do an MSc in Computer Science at UCL. Subsequently worked as newsroom developer at the Times & Sunday Times.Winner of BBC News Hackaton, Times Build The news Hackaton, and Mozilla Popathon "best prototype".


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For journalists working on a news article for the web, embedding a video quote is a time-consuming activity and this often leads to the video not being included in the article altogether. The aim of this project is to produce a web application that can facilitate this process.

An investigation into the problem domain of working with video in a newsroom was carried out and a number of rapid prototypes were built using an iterative approach. Where speech-to-text, NLP APIs and ways to model a hyper-transcript were explored.

The project resulted in a working application that provides a comprehensive solution for journalists to be able to quickly find and export a video quote to embed in a news article. 

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