My own project focused on the Bim Kendall House, the new facility that the Environment and Natural Resources department just moved into. I talked to Courtney Carlson, the Assistant Director of the ENR department and Nicole Korfanta, the Associate Director of the ENR department, to see what was unique about the Kendall House.
In contrast to working with Brad, this project was easier to organize but not as easy to package. With Brad, as with all group work, there were difficulties organizing schedules. While that problem proved to be insignificant it is not as easy as just being able to work around your own schedule.
However, it was definitely nice to spread out the editing work. Brad is better-experienced with photo editing and it took some of the weight off of the project.
The only creative issue I ran into was finding pictures. Apparently the variable frequency engines can be heard but not accessed so I couldn’t gather any pictures to play with the ambient noise. Though, I imagine that variable frequency engines have a very low ceiling when it comes to visual potential.
As far as technical problems go, the process was much easier. I blew through the Soundslides software. Magically, every issue I had the first time vanished this time around. At least the troubles from last time produced a learning experience; one that I actually retained no less!
Audio was much clearer. There wasn’t as much background noise as in the wrestling project. The acoustics were still not great (green doesn’t equal good sound quality) but much better than wrestling. The buzzing of the lights can be heard from time to time.
The photography was so much easier this time. There weren’t as many opportunities for diversity, but the lighting was easier and I actually obtained an SLR camera capable of legitimate photography. I know that it’s the photographer, not the equipment but there are ways to make this easier on yourself.