For this assignment, we recorded audio from two sources, edited the audio, and collected photos to create a SoundSlide project like the one we did when we worked in groups. The group project gave us practice recording and editing audio and collecting photos, as well as introducing us to the SoundSlides program. This assignment was just like the group project but this time we were on our own. It gave us more practice editing audio and photos and creating a SoundSlide project.
My experience working alone went well. I have no complaints about working alone or about working with a partner but I must say I had way more fun working with a partner. I’m not the most tech-savvy person out there and sometimes I get a little frustrated. As far as the technical part, this time I really didn’t have any major problems and everything went well but it helped the first time having someone there to help figure things. I also liked working with a partner because we kept each other laughing and it didn’t seem too stressful.
I don’t know if I have any epic or noteworthy experiences while working on this project. I had trouble in the beginning getting a hold of someone interesting who was willing to help me with my project and then I had to round up a second source. I guess one funny thing that happened during this project was when I attended a yoga class to take photos. At the end of the class when Lauren and the participants were sitting in the dark and everyone was quiet my stomach started growling and wouldn’t quit. I thought it was kind of embarrassing but everyone else either didn’t notice or thought it was funny. I had a blast meeting with Lauren because she was so willing to work with me and she was also really funny and fun to work with.
As for problems, this time I didn’t really have anything major go wrong. My audio worked and I was able to conquer SoundSlides by myself, which I consider a major achievement since I always seem to have technical problems. However, one thing really frustrated me. I have a Nikon D90 camera that I have been using for this class. I took it home with me over Thanksgiving break and decided to leave it there, not even thinking about this project. I thought it would be easier that way so I wouldn’t have to haul it home again for Christmas break but I totally spaced the fact that I had this project to do. I was extremely mad at myself. Luckily, I have a smaller Nikon point-and-shoot camera that got the job done. The quality isn’t the best but I still got my photos and was able to finish my project.
Overall, I don’t think I would change anything about this project. It was fun and everything went together smoothly. The only thing I would change would have been to use my good camera but that is my own fault.