The partner feedback session last week, and the short meeting with Kelly were both very useful. Even in those few minutes I was able to see what I didn’t see by myself in terms of what’s missing, what’s too much, and what’s misplaced. Following Kelly’s advice with a kitchen timer ticking off 10 minutes, I timed the narration and doodle-oodled through the non-narration parts to sort of time them. After cutting a bunch of redundancies and excessively complex frames & text, the timing seems pretty close to 10 minutes. I may be kidding myself here, but at least it’s in the ballpark.
I have also thought through how I am going to create the media. I hope to do the narration at CHNM in the early morning using the good USB mic and Audacity, the free recording program I downloaded on Misha’s advice & handout. The idea is to create separate, numbered clips for each narration so I don’t have to chop them up later. If this is a bad idea, and might make the story choppy, will someone please let me know before I do it? Or should I just do straight narration except where it is interrupted by something else and this would make smoother transitions? Enlighten me.
I have already grabbed some video clips, and have a number of still images. I am going to work on the text titles, which I plan to make and animate in PPT. I hope this goes well. I still can’t see myself as a maestro in front of the editing console…but miracles do happen. Andrea makes it look so easy.