David Moffett, DU vocal performance major, prepares for junior music recital

For the pictures in my audio slideshow, I tried my best to provide a variety of close-ups and wide-shots. I intended to mix up the angles, follow the rule of thirds, and create interesting lines. I took pictures of David rehearsing for his recital, pictures of the Lamont School of Music, and David in his apartment performing warm up rituals. I attempted to gather pictures from as many settings as possible, in order to avoid repetition and to keep the pictures interesting.

It was challenging to match the pictures with the audio, but for the most part, I believe that I accomplished this. I should take more pictures in the future so that I have a wider variety to choose from, and more flexibility during the editing process. As far as the story I wanted to tell, I tried to create a clear beginning, middle, and end. For the conclusion, I used pictures as foreshadowing, pointing to David’s future. Since there was no clear way to represent this visually, it was more metaphorical, showing the Lamont School of Music as a jumping off point.

I wanted to take pictures of David singing and performing, but sometimes with the movement, this proved difficult to capture visually. For the beginning I put pictures that introduced David as a person, and showed his interests as a musician. In the middle, I used pictures of his program, and specific pieces that he will perform in his recital. Again, with only a set amount of pictures to choose from, it was challenging to match the audio with the visuals. Overall, however, I believe that I was successful in this regard.

As this was my first experience using Final Cut Pro, I enjoyed the process. I definitely realized how important it is to work with  audio first, in order to determine which photos are appropriate to use. Next time, I will ensure that the Tascam audio recorder is better picking up the voice of the person that I’m interviewing. While I did use headphones while recording to monitor this, my sound turned out a tad bit quiet. Nevertheless, the quality of the sound was audible and clear. Again, next time I would capture both more audio and visuals because you can never have too much to choose from.

One Response to David Moffett, DU vocal performance major, prepares for junior music recital

  • Cassie Redlingshafer
    Cassie Redlingshafer says:

    Overall I thought it was a really good audio slideshow. You matched your pictures up to what David was talking about and the quality of pictures was good. You also got a nice variety, which I’m sure was hard considering you focused on one person. I also liked how you raised the volume of him singing when he was not speaking. In addition, the ending was timed perfectly.

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