I’ve been increasingly interested in film, particularly documentaries. One of my film goals is to visit various countries (ie Sweden, Russia, India, Vietnam, China, Argentina) to learn about their geriatric care. I want to look inquisitively at how elders are cared for over the world. I doubt there is a perfect system, but I’d like to reveal what appears to be working and what isn’t. If I’m ever to get to that point, I need to start somewhere.
Dan has helped me decide what equipment to use with my iPhone: a flexible tripod, a directional microphone, an attachable macro lens, and Corel editing software. I learned a lot from my first project.
In no specific order,
1. I want better sound. We are going to look for a female to female audio conversion jack (3.5 mm) to extend the microphone and get better audio quality.
2. Editing takes a lot longer than I thought. I love arranging, splicing, adding music, using photographs, figuring out how to use the effects. All of this requires patience to learn new things and it felt like a zen practice to me.
3. I’ve just peeked into the massive world that is film. There’s so much more to be discovered. I’m so happy I started.
Dan is the producer. He troubleshoots everything – diving into the program and learning how it works, teaching me, and then letting me roll with it until I hit another road block. We’re a great team.
I recommend wearing headphones for best sound quality. Enjoy!