The SMART FILM SCHOOL project is a complete filmmaking course that you can keep in your pocket.
Mobile devices, apps and story forms now allow field reporters to be able to produce spectacular 'Snowfall' type multimedia pieces all by themselves.
Look at this example by an investigative journalist and VJ from Germany who spent a week in Turkey covering the SOMA mine disaster.
Bilde.de's Claas Weinmann filed daily original films (for paywall customers) and then summarized the events of the week with the Storehouse iPad app.
We have reached a point where fully-trained field reporters don't need to return to the newsroom and sit with a developer and a designer to craft engaging multimedia pieces. We are at a turning point.