Assignment 4 went a lot better than assignment 3 did for me. For one, I actually completed it! After I had sorted out my media card problems, I was ready to get to work and make up for my lost assignment.
Now, although I say that assignment 4 went a lot better than the last one, that doesn’t mean that it went perfectly. I still ran into a few missteps here and there, but overall I felt that my project came out pretty good.
I decided that I would focus my project on intramural basketball. My friend had a game one evening and allowed me to interview him beforehand. However, I was a little rushed with the interview because he had arrived late and had to get ready to play. I realized that I had forgotten my corded mic for my audio recorder laying on my desk in my room when I was testing it before leaving for the game, so I had to hold the audio recorder myself. In the rush of everything, I failed to check my interview until after I had finished shooting and realized that my audio recorder made it into a few of the clips. This was the biggest flaw of my video, in my opinion.
When I was recording b-roll footage of people playing games, an intramural employee came over and asked what I was doing. He was unsure if what I was doing was allowed but I also could tell he really didn’t care much. I explained that I was just filming for a class project and the employee, somewhat reluctantly, let me be. After that little incident, I shot the rest of my b-roll without any problems.
Personally, I enjoyed this project the most because I liked shooting video of an event that had a lot of movement and direction. It was a little difficult trying to find the right angles and compensating for all the movement, but I felt I learned as I was shooting and got better shots throughout the filming. You can view my project here.