I stayed a while after class today to work out some of the problems I was having. The second I felt ahead on Assignment 2 , I would do something stupid (like taking my jump drive out before saving and having to reconnect my images) and then have to play catch up. I stayed a little after class so I could get a better feel for the Final Cut program and now I feel much more comfortable. I had to ask a bunch of questions today, which shows I may have needed some extra time to figure things out. If you want to see what I did check this out.
As far as the actual experience of gathering the material for today’s work, it was fairly easy. I tried out my recorder before showing up to WEFT radio in downtown Champaign and did a short test-run as the band warmed up to see if the audio I recorded was clear. Because the station and other people were filming and taking shots of their own, I didn’t feel uncomfortable getting in the musicians’ faces. It was a great environment to shoot at because I was able to get right up in front. Had it been at a crowded bar, I would have had a harder time getting clear shots because of heads blocking my view and dark lighting. So, shooting went well. I liked the musicians that played, so I was getting my work done while having a good time.