A windy interview
I arrived at the Lister Centre on campus, ready to film the interviews with the metabolic professionals. As I stepped out of my car, I immediately felt the gusts of wind whipping around me. I checked the weather app on my phone and saw that the wind was expected to get stronger as the day progressed.
I made my way to the conference room and set up the equipment for a Photo Booth. That was the first act for me, I was required to take 100 headshots for the conference attendee, however, that is not the point of this story.
My second act was to film interviews...
The Sony A7III camera and the Schenhieser MKH 600 boom mic were both high-quality pieces of equipment, and I wanted to make sure everything was in working order before the interviews began.
The first few interviews went smoothly, but as the wind picked up, it became more challenging to capture clear audio. The boom mic was picking up a lot of wind noise, and it was making it difficult to hear the interviewee's responses.
I decided to take a break to assess the situation. The wind had intensified, and I could see that the trees were swaying violently. Suddenly, I heard a loud cracking sound and saw a large branch fall from a nearby tree.
I realized that I needed to take action quickly before anyone was hurt. I rushed back inside and alerted the organizers of the conference, who quickly arranged for everyone to move to a safer location. I also packed up the equipment to prevent any damage from the wind.
Despite the unexpected challenges, I was able to film all the interviews successfully, thanks to the high-quality equipment and my quick thinking in the face of danger. It was a memorable experience that reminded me of the importance of being prepared for any situation.
September 16th, 2022
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