I have almost no knowledge about DJ-ing or mixing music. Probably the most work I’ve done with a turn table was playing DJ Hero at a Best Buy. So while filming this “How To” video, I was also learning I thing or two about DJ-ing. I am also not into that kind of music as much, but it was still interesting to see how the music is made up close. Fortunately there was a kid in my house who had a lot of experience DJ-ing and was willing to demonstrate how to mix a transition.
Similarly to the last assignment, the hardest part was to fit the video within the time restraints. Being tight and concise is a major part of journalism, so this is good practice for the future. I am hoping that I did not leave out enough steps in the piece, and someone interested in learning how to mix a song could do so after watching my video.
For the first time in any of my previous assignments I added a song to the video. This is something I should probably do for the rest of my videos. It makes the video sound better when it is only JD talking and there is not much nat-sound. It is also fun to add of your own style in the video by picking a song to match the video.
One of the things I struggled with during the shooting of my video was getting a variety of different shots. I felt very constricted in JD’s room and it was hard to get different types of shots. Looking back on it I should have probably tried to get more sequences in the video. The only sequence I have is at the end when JD “slams” a transition, which gets cut short because I was running out of time.
Overall, I thought my Assignment #6 went well and maybe some aspiring DJs well check out the video to learn how to mix two songs.