Sunday, July 27, 2008

And Then There Were Two

Katherine left as planned today for the U.S. She’s taking the videocamera, recorded tapes and several backup DVDs with her. I had thought of holding on to the videocamera for the rest of the trip but finally decided it is just too much equipment to lug around and be responsible for—along with audio and still camera. The lesson here: if you’re working on your own you have to decided either to do (a) video or (b) stills plus audio, but not both.

Each is a different medium with different requirements. I’m still moving the videocamera too much when I shoot. Still not getting enough B-roll—the shots that you interweave into an interview to cover breaks in the conversation.

But it’s all a learning process—and that’s been the most fun part of all.

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