Final Cut With John

This exercise was actually very entertaining. I definitely had fun editing and creating this interview and shaping it the way I wanted. Because I used GarageBand, it seemed to be a million times easier. I tried using Audacity and really didn’t like it. GarageBand was more simple and easier to just cut and drag. There is no way I could have gotten the quality project I finished with by using Audacity, it took much less time. I learned a lot about how difficult it truly is to get a perfect interview. There are so many little things that come into play while interviewing somebody. Outside noise, clarity of speech, quality of questions, everything. The questions can either hurt your interviewee by trapping them or surprising them, or they can transition nicely. I learned that a quiet room is integral to getting a clear sounding response. I also learned that filler words such as “uh”, can diminish the quality and clarity of an interview, even as subtle as they seem. I enjoyed the process of editing my interview with John. When I was done, I felt accomplished as if I created something, almost like I feel when I finish an art project or something of the sort. I didn’t enjoy answering the questions while being interviewed, as I was nervous and probably stuttered a little bit, creating a not so good interview. I felt the pressure! I was surprised at how good my interview with John sounded honestly. The study room at Coe we got was a perfect environment, no white noise or anything. We thought about doing it at one of our houses, but between our roommates and other noises going on, this was our best option. I was happily surprised by how well our iPhones’ Voice Memo option worked for these interviews. The sound was great. My one wish for the project was that I could have answered the questions for John better.

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