I started a radio unit where we had to create a podcast in small groups. This was the perfect opportunity for me to start tackling my dislike of audio. We decided to focus our podcast on the refugee crisis and organised two days where we would be recording audio out on location. The first day was at a protest taking place in Portsmouth\'s Guildhall Square and the second was an interview with a very busy man from the Red Cross. Both of these were one-offs, opportunities that wouldn\'t arise again, so there was no room for error. Anticipating these dates was quite nerve racking. What if our audio peaked? What if it was too quiet? What if it\'s too windy? All of these questions only made us prepare more and I ensured I knew the Zoom H2 microphone inside out. I wanted everything to run smoothly. Much to my surprise, recording at the protest was relatively stress free. When there\'s no camera to worry about, or lighting problems to address, sound recording is a lot easier than I had anticipated. After the protest, we listened back to the audio and we were pleasantly surprised!
|Published - 13 May 2016