One thing that I learned is how to use a sennheiser. Before I tried my best to stay away from them and kept on using hand held mics. During the koke’e trip I had to use them because we were practicing interviews. I depended on my team to help me and teach m1e, and fortunately they did. I learned that you want to check which channel you’re on or else you’re not going to get the needed audio. I learned this the hard way and did the interview in one take. I also learned that you should make sure that the mic is on no matter what. When I worked on the personal profile, I forgot to turn on the interviewer’s mic and it didn’t end so well.
Another skill I learned is to film way more than what you need. If you are trying to capture footage for a video. My partner and I didn’t film much and we ended up going back and forth from filming and editing. This caused us to film as much as possible and to refilm and take many takes no matter how good you think your footage is good. We made the mistake to stop when we think it’s good and we ended up finding many mistakes.
My third skill that I learned is to start projects as early as possible. When doing the franchise piece my partner and I didn’t immediately start the project. I don’t really know about my partner, but one night I stayed up till around midnight editing right before the deadline. As expected the video wasn’t how we expected it to be, but it also wasn’t the worst. Lucky for my, it was only the second rough draft and not the final draft. Even though the video wasn’t the final it was important to make it the best I sould and put my best effort.
That was a recap on what I learned this quarter. I learned from my mistakes and think that I have gradually been getting better. I’m fine as long as I’m trying my best, but still trying. I’m excited for second quarter because I’ll be working with Kolten and I’ll like to thank Shayne for being an amazing partner.