This month the studio taping marked something new for Ladue View, we recorded our show live to tape. This was a brand new experience to me as well as many of the other students who had never participated in the morning announcements; if we had then we would have been way more practiced for something like this. The class period before our first final, which also happened to be the final for this class, we practiced. We ran through the show a few times, getting the feel for switching the inputs at just the right time; which I would have to do as I was TD (Tech Director). We had all of our packages queued up in Final Cut Pro X using this program called Aja. Erin ran Aja, and I had to time my switching just right so that when Lillian said, "Que Aja." I would switch to the Aja feed a fraction of a second after Erin pressed the spacebar. This was to account for a bit of lag. But it was a lot of fun and I can't wait for our next show!
The City Museum wasn't too dificult to film, and it was acutually the most fun I've had on a shoot becasue I not only did my video about the museum in general, but I help our Sophie whith her video about the cirucs. I loved helping her becuase I got to reconnect with some of the people that I know from my circus days. Also thank you Sophie for holding the iPad out in the freezing cold!
I knew that filming at The Arch might be dificult, seeing as it's a national monument. I ended up playing phone tag with Rose Hoots, the kind woman in charge of distributing permits for filming at the parks. I finally got through to her while at the JEA conference. She gave me a leter of authourization, allowing me to film. I was really hoping a security guard would ask me not to film so I could whip out my permit, however that unfortunatly didn't happen. What did happen was I could not for the life of me read that script, which is why Jane is the one doing that stand up, so thanks Jane, you're a huge help!
When I decided to do a short stand up on The Hill, I knew I needed to get inside a restaurant, so I contaced Zia's. They so kindly let film inside of their restaurant to capture the film I needed. However it took some time, as I had to wait until someone order the toasted ravioli, because I couldn't mention them without showing them. I'd also like to thank the kind customers of Zia's for letting me film, eventough they probably didn't want to be disturbed during thier meal. Also thanks to my sister for holding the iPad...yeah I forgot to mention that! The three videos I produced were shot and edited on an iPad.
In this session, we discussed concepts and ideas for editing that for the most part were review of what we had learned in class. So I guess Mr. Goble and Ms. D are doing something right. The showed us examples to discuss techniques for organizing information and the use of sound bites and how to play off of your b-roll. They showed us the gun control video which we has already seen in class here at Ladue. He showed us how they used gunshots at punctuation marks.
This class told us how and why students should produce long-format news stories. We covered the difference between short, two-minute stories, choice of topic, research, and workflow and more. It was interesting to see what his students had done. Like investigating a teenagers ability to obtain alcohol from an online vendor.
In this class we learned about on camera delivery and finding your voice. We learned about vocal inflection and what happens if you use it in the wrong way. The teacher also told us about vocal frying. She also taught us the importance of dressing nicely and presenting oneself in a certain way that makes you more pleasing to the audience.