First, I still need to learn how to do a radio audio clip. My partner and I are scheduled to do our first recording this coming Thursday. I am excited, but also a little worried. The problem with doing the audio clip for the radio is that I don't really know how to set it up. For example, I need to learn how to edit the audio recordings. I also need to learn how to combine the short recordings into one final segment. I am also a little worried about how I will sound on the radio. After all, no one really likes the sound of their own voice on a recording. For me, hearing my own voice sounds awkward. But luckily I am being guided by my partner and I am slowly getting used to it. Hopefully in the future, I will be able to do the audio recording independently or without too much help from others.
Another thing that I still need to get used to is the hands on experience of filming the morning announcements. Even though I've had the opportunity to watch others and to get a general idea of how things are done, I haven't actually had any hands on experience yet. The fact that I am a newbie will probably mean that I have a high chance of making a mistake on accident. My goal this week is to gain enough experience to be able to do my part without making any mistakes. I am hoping to get the job of video taping because that's what seems to be the easiest for me. But with my luck, I will probably be assigned the role of "titler". That's the person who titles all the texts and switches between backgrounds. Hopefully, if I do my part correctly, I can learn another part of the video process the next time around.
Interviewing others with my partner, Carter, is this week's third and final challenge for me. This is because I have never filmed an interview before. I am relying on my partner to guide me on how to do a interview. Newbie mistakes that I hope to avoid include asking a question that has already been answered or not being prepared. For example, this might include experiencing equipment failures because I forgot to check it ahead of time. With Carter's guidance, I hope to be able to do a interview without a lot of mistakes.
In conclusion, I have shared three things that are still giving me the most trouble as a newbie. They pose a challenge to me because they are skills I have yet to learn and they require a lot of work to learn to do them correctly. I know I can do it, but I worry that I will end up making a lot of mistakes along the way. Luckily for me, my partner is great, and I am confident that with his help, I will accomplish everything I need to be successful this quarter.