For this assignment, I decided to take pictures and audio of the WAYN radio vinylathon and college radio day and put them into one slideshow. I enjoyed this project immensely, and I thought it was one of the easiest ones we’ve done- technically, anyway, or in terms of what was assigned. I ran into some issues early and later on.
Firstly, my computer was having difficulty running the adobe software, as well as audacity. Secondly, my first choice of event turned out to be expensive to get in to, and the second one was cancelled twice due to weather. I was very unlucky in tackling this assignment, it would seem. Towards the end, when it was due, adobe simply stopped working on my computer, so I had to redo the entire assignment in another app, leaving an ugly watermark over my video.
I loved the music I used, though- I was able to catch a live performance on college radio day and got the singer/artist’s permission to use it as a background track. And taking the pictures while hanging out with the different radio crews was very, very fun. I run a radio show, which meant I knew a little bit of what goes on behind the scenes, but I had never seen anyone else's show in action, and the live music was a real treat that none of us expected.
Aside from the various technical and scheduling issues I had, I would like to reiterate that I really liked this project. Putting it together made me feel like an actual, video editing journalist. I liked the opportunity to be creative as a final project.