Sights and Sounds of the 2007 MLB All-Star Game

July 20, 2007 | By Michael Heiman | Sport

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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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  • J. Bruce Baumann

    Another success story from the people who bring you the Kalish Workshop.

  • Rod Millington

    Hey Michael:
    Good job on your slide show. It was great to see where you guys work. Looked like the black-drape alley. I figured you guys were hanging in the press box, chowing on the buffet table with all those reporters that get game stats handed to them every few minutes. It appears you had to work in the same stadium workrooms us shooters get to work in. I’m sure those west-coast assignments get a little crazy trying to meet those east-coast deadlines. It also helps that you have lots of art to choose from. I like your Ken Burns move, you didn’t overdue it. Have a great summer, football season can’t come soon enough.
    All the best,
    Rod Millington