Friday 26th Jan
For the marjon media people, I was asked to film and edit Lee Ridley’s keynote at the Speech and Language Therapy conference. For this I booked out a video camera and rifle mic from Rob, since I figured I’d be filming from the back of the drama theatre.
Filming isn’t something I’m particularly brilliant at, but I didn’t have to get b-roll or music or sound effects or anything like that, really, just make sure Lee was in shot for the whole thing, and that the sound was good, so I just kept my headphones in the whole time and listened through them to make sure the levels were okay.
Part of the brief was to edit the video, so on Monday I edited together a video for the Marjon Facebook page, about 2 and a half minutes long featuring the start of the keynote because I thought that was the part most relevant for Facebook; I think Laura wanted to put the full video up on Youtube so I saw the Facebook video as a snippet into a 45 minute video.
Laura emailed me back saying everything was fine, but could I edit out the introduction and put in some text instead, which would cut the video down to two minutes, so I re edited and included a text part.
The video on Facebook has 1.5k views, so that’s pretty exciting!
I felt pretty comfortable doing this piece, because it didn’t involve talking to people, which is what I tend to struggle with. Though, like I said, I don’t feel especially confident filming, it was a fairly simple video to make, and the edit was more important than the actual shots, and I do feel confident in my editing. Laura’s change was a good call, and I had considered taking out the intro part, but wanted to provide some context. I wouldn’t have thought to include text, however, if Laura hadn’t mentioned it.
Having a brief to work to makes things slightly easier, I think, because I know exactly what I need to include and what marketing was looking for. Like with the Eli interview, there were some suggested topics to ask him about, which made questioning easier, but I was also free to ask him about other interesting things as well.