Death to ipads


Mobile Reporter

Ahh the ol’ live Facebook (do have a look at the link below). Despite my age and proficiency with email, I am certainly not a digital native. This made the mobile reporter role rather testing. In this position, you’re required to complete the live interview and in some cases shoot and edit a video package ‘on location’ using your mobile kit.

 

My newest nemesis: the iPad.

Look at those mobile professionals

Luckily, the topic and talent were fabulous and I managed to have some fun in the process of interviewing and filming. Cheers Craig the Incredible Hula Boy and Mierco from the Spiegeltent.

A quick play-by-play of the major issues:

  • Storage – spent a solid hour figuring out how to fully delete old items to make room for new footage.
  • Connectivity – made three attempts to film the live interview as the wireless kept dropping out.
  • Being ‘on location’ – having trouble finding a quite space to record voice-overs and edit. Plus parking is a wang in the Gong.
  • Editing and filming video on an iPad – this is my idea of hell. Issues with audio/video quality and my stubby fingers struggling to manoeuvre around iMovie.

Basically all my problems could have bee solved, once again, by understanding my hardware and software better. I know some of you out there, like me, have an aversion towards Apple products (and prices) but it’s just not worth the pain. Practice with it, learn it, use it.

I must say, the whole sweat-stress day was quite a learning experience. And, I finished on time for once.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Just Messing // Hannah Gee

Because paper journals take up too much space...

Paul Andrews

Online Journalist

(hardly) Working Title

Holding A Face Up To The Mirror Of The Internet

Iconic Photos

Famous, Infamous and Iconic Photos

redvelvetseason

The world in the palm of my hands

Sean@UOW

Sean O'Gorman / 3rd Year Communications and Media Student

WhichMitch

18, Struggling actor, possible radio presenter and definite pole dancer. My posts are real, and they are juicy.

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: