Research and Pre-production
I finished the second segment of my script, the shot list for those two segments and the questions for my first interview this weekend. I also have a planned shoot at the workshop where my friend is building the pipe organ for the convention in 2016.
I practiced setting up the lights and camera for the interviews. I listened to audio tests for different mics that I recorded at my mom’s church. I was not happy with the on-camera mic, the lavaliere mic nor the condenser mic. So, I ordered the Zoom H4N Handy Portable Digital Recorder today. Last weekend, I went to see some friends play music and one of them is the sound man for the Houston Grand Opera. He told me that this little device would do the trick. This is the same device Professor Brims recommended. Imagine that!! Below is a shot I took of the Zoom H4N attached to the ceiling.
I visited the American Guild of Organist website to verify that their convention will be held in here in 2016. Since my last I visited, the site had been updated and could not find the information. I called the office in New York City and started asking questions about statistics about obsolete instruments. I got a call back from one of the officers and we talked for about 20 minutes. I did not receive the information I was looking for but came away with some fresh ideas.