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Day 235: Video making issues

microphone

I’m not normally one for making videos, in this case I have to make (or rather narrate) two videos for this class. The first one was for our big class project and the second was explaining the COVID-19 model I created. It turns out narating isn’t as easy as it looks, even with a script.

It doesn’t help that I was recording the narration for my latest video at 11:00 at night, but the kicker was that I had started doing my recording around 8pm. Yep I had a five minute video to record audio for and it took almost 3 hours to get it all done right(ish). Granted part of that was writing the script and another part had to do with my microphone troubles (which I still need to figure out), but I also stumble over my words a fair amount.

Maybe I should’ve practiced, or maybe I am just no good at doing this sort of thing, but I suspect it won’t be the last time I have to make a video for a class, so I need to get better at it. In the end the video came out watchable. I still think the audio is lacking, but that is most likely due to my inexperience with the microphone I am using. It’s new and I’ve never used a dedicated microphone before, so there is definitely a learning curve.

Maybe not the most interesting of blog updates, but not every day is going to be an interesting one. Don’t worry, we still have 130 days left to my 365 goal, so I’m sure there will be more interesting things going on soon. In the meantime, I need to figure out how to properly use that microphone and I need to pick a topic for this week’s homework assignment. I’m hoping I won’t go too overboard with it like I normally do.

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