Sights and Sounds of the 2007 MLB All-Star Game
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National League all-star Barry Bonds #25 stands in left field during the 78th MLB All-Star Game at AT&T Park on July 10, 2007 in San Francisco.
After attending this year’s Stan Kalish Picture Editing Workshop, I decided my next blog entry would include some multimedia material. The Kalish Workshop was a great experience for me and I would highly recommend it to anyone in the photo business. It opened my eyes to to how good this “new” form of media is at telling the story.
I attended this year’s MLB All-Star game armed with my computer a – M-Audio MicroTrack 24/96 2-Channel Mobile Digital Recorder in the hopes of putting together a multimedia slideshow.
This is my first attempt at putting together a multimedia slideshow since attending the workshop. It was put together using Soundslides Plus, which is a great program for a beginner like me but has its limits. I also found that the M-Audio MicroTrack, while good at gathering sound, took forever to boot up after turning it on. The batteries (which are rechargeable, not replaceable) died after about an hour and a half, which I found frustrating.
If anyone has a suggestion about good sound recorders, I would love to hear them. I am still new to the sound recording game, so I apologize in advance for the quality. It was hard to record good sound at a sports venue, so much of what you record is not allowed to be broadcast or used and it is very hard to collect “clean” sound as there is a lot of background noise to deal with.
While surfing the net for info on multimedia, I came across this blog: http://www.multimediashooter.com/. There are some really good posts on here and if you have a minute or two, check it out.
The piece below was made to try and give you an idea of what it’s like to edit an event on-site when the game gets close and you are not sure which way it’s going to go. In case you weren’t watching this year’s All-Star game, it came down to the final inning. The National League who hasn’t won in 11 years almost came back to tie it at the end. Our worst fear as on-site editors is EXTRA INNINGS! Enjoy!
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