Covering meetings is an interesting feat. There's a story in itself any time there's a meeting but trying to convey what was going on and making it exciting for the viewer is challenging. I saw major growth in my photography skills when it came to getting different angles and waiting for the perfect moment to snap a photo of a facial expression. I'm learning the art of patience. I'm also learning how important it is to hold the camera as steady as possible. Multiple times during the meeting my hand or arm moved and completely ruined what would have been a terrific shot due to blurriness. A tip my mentor taught me was to place my elbow on top of my other arm to hold the camera steady –– most helpful when I felt a sneeze coming on. Throughout the meeting I took some new risks to get different angles by going so far as getting on my stomach and and even crawling back and forth on the ground to move more easily. I felt like a real journalist.
This video was different than the other ones I've done as I used a combination of photos and video. At first I wasn't sure how it would turn out but I was pleasantly surprised at how easily I was able to put the photos in a unique sequence and how I breezed through editing the whole piece on iMovie. My only trouble was mapping out which video clips would work best, making sure I cut the clip at the right moment and making sure the voice-over transitioned smoothly into the photos.