Assignment 2 was ran smoothly for me for the most part. I had a lot of fun shooting with the camera and playing around with different still shots. The part that proved difficult for me was the sound. I was not used to the recording device given to me for the class. I worked with it to make sure I knew how to use it, but I recorded on my phone just in case it didn’t work. Looking back, I would have liked to record someone checking out. I got a little snip of it at the end of my video, but not as much as I would have wanted. Overall, I had a lot of fun with this shoot, but it was definitely a learning experience. You can view my video without sound here. The video with sound can be viewed here.
I decided to take my stills at Party City in Champaign because I thought it would be a fun environment. The vibrant colors made for a fun photoshoot. I was able to walk through all of the isles and find something new to shoot each time. I was able to capture colorful costumes, decorations, and candy. The sound was soft background music that was playing in the store and I was able to record the checkout process at the store. Some of the store was empty which I thought was interesting, so I wanted to capture that aspect as well. I felt more comfortable using the camera, but the recording device was very new to me. I recorded on my phone as well just in case the recorder didn’t pick up all of the sound that I wanted which was a learning experience for me. Luckily, both the recording device and my phone worked. Overall, the colors came out great in each shot. You can view the video without sound here. The video with sound can be viewed here. Enjoy!