Louisa and I decided to forgo doing an event and focus on a local business for our video project. A friend of mine works at Bright Agrotech and we had talked about it in class, so I decided to use that in for our project, and talked to my friend to set up all the of interviews and filming. The company is really cool, and I think what they are doing is going to be pretty big, so being able to do a story on this business was really cool.
The part I enjoyed most about doing this project was actually going out to the greenhouse and collecting the footage and talking to the guys who work there. Their set-up is really cool, and it was awesome to learn about how everything works and the way they are kind of innovating this market. Also, they were really helpful and willing to let us explore and get what we needed. I think the part I enjoyed the least was doing the awkward interview set up and trying to get everything perfect for filming in the midst of everything else. Since this project came at the busiest time of year, the biggest challenge was finding the time with everyone to get out and get everything we needed.
I think what surprised me the most was just how hard it is to gauge the quality of footage I was getting and how everything was going to fit together in the final product. I wish we would have had more time to get everything and try to get some higher quality and more stable footage for b-roll and during the interviews. I also think the sound quality could have been better, but for what we had to work with I think it was decent.
In the future I think I could use video in my career by posting informative clips of what goes on in day-to-day operations. I definitely think video is an important tool to use and will almost certainly be using it again at some point.