Today started earlier and from the very beginning felt packed with action. We joined our first Zoom to hear broadcast experts Connie Conway and Marcy McGinnis run us through the filming process, as well as verify that our backdrops, lighting, and clothing were all as aesthetically pleasing and as consistent as possible. Then, in groups of three, we were called onto Skype to record our appearances on the Stony Brook News Broadcast! In the time between shooting we were encouraged to write our questions, I used my time to take notes for my team’s story.
Right after I finished filming my segment, with thunder roaring ominously outside, I frantically got ready to bring my Padcaster to the local animal shelter in order to shoot an interview and get some B-Roll. The B-Roll went well, but I ran into problem after problem whilst trying to conduct my interview, and eventually had to return home in the pouring rain, huddling my mic near me and getting totally drenched.
Luckily, I had a backup lined up and was still able to shoot a great and hugely informational interview. I’m a bit nervous about putting all of our footage and ideas together in the next couple days, but I can’t wait to see how it all turns out!