Drones. Dash cams. Police body cameras.
New technology changed the way we see the world in 2014, making the view bolder and more clear.
“The only time we’ve ever seen anything closely resembling drone footage is in crane shots in Hollywood films and now you can get it of any street corner, of any protest, of any football game,” said Fusion’s Alexis Madrigal.
A drone captured the moment when a winding sea of pro-democracy activists shut down part of Hong Kong.
“There are videos of protests, hundreds of videos of protests, but one high-definition dramatic drone video of a protest going through the streets of Hong Kong – really becomes an iconic image,” Madrigal added.
These high-tech tools are capturing the moment — in real time — by every day people.
“In the last year we have seen videos that have really been game changers in terms of how people perceive the story,” said David Clinch, Executive Director at Storyful. “It becomes something that shows the scale of the story – shows the impact of the story in the way that user-generated content could never before.”