Thursday. May 20th, 2010.
Today I came in early to the Arthur L. Carter Institute for Journalism to brainstorm with Adrian about my story.
I checked out all my equipment from the cage. As of now I have in my possession – until Monday – a DX2100 camera, a lavalier mic, a omni-directional mic, a shot-gun mic, a head set, a tota light with its stand, and a tri-pod.
I like to think I am a strong girl, but all the equipment I lugged home weighed at least 50 lbs. I live on E. 13th and 1st Avenue, so it is only a 15-20 minute walk from the NYU Journalism Institute, but it looks like I’m ready to shoot. All I have to do is go buy a couple of mini DV tapes. I think I will buy four, but I have to go to B&H for that tomorrow before they close early.
It is exciting to think about shooting, because I have never even picked up a video camera in my life. I am, by practice, a still photographer. I am very excited though. It will open up a new realm of possibilities.
I have a couple of ideas for B-Roll (yes there is lots of new vocab in Broadcast), some of which includes accompanying Anthony to Little Italy and China Town, filming him playing and singing Jazz, watching him interact with his neighbors. I think the best idea is to shadow him one day.
I want to conduct the main interview in his house. I want to try to get his children and grandchildren involved as well. Because they are so young, I will have to get release forms for them. I must ask Adrian for a template of sorts for this because I will need to have that available.