Wednesday, May 30, 2007

In so far over my head

Day one of the NPPA multimedia immersion program is over. We started at 8 a.m. and it's after 9 p.m. now. I'm pooped. We got so much information, I can't even see straight. Soundslides, video, was a long one. We got our assignments and I've chosen to do an audio slideshow. Video was the other option but I figure audio slideshows would be more useful for me right now. Still photographers are not just still photographers anymore. We are visual storytellers and to keep up with this ever-growing, competitive industry, you have to be savvy in a variety of mediums. My assignment is a day in the life of a local bakery. We have tomorrow afternoon to shoot and gather sound and the next day to process it all, turn it into a stellar presentation and show it the other 39 photojournalists in this workshop, one of whom is Carolyn Cole, a Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer who has been called the best in the world. She's a speaker here but is also taking the same immersion program as Sam and I to learn more about video. I tell you, it's pretty intimidating. Among the other famous photogs are several from Getty Images. I had no idea who would be here and I'm scared shitless to show my stuff. I decided that I will shoot in the afternoon tomorrow but also get up at 4 a.m. Friday to go to the bakery to shoot the morning bread baking rituals. So, I'm going to bed now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are NOT over your head, you are an awesome photog, and hey, haven't Trish & I taught you all you need to know about audio? :) No? Oops. I'll trade you audio tips for photography tips when you get back. Enjoy your time, eat lots of gooey warm baked goods, and chill girl, you're great. I'll bet those Getty photogs are freakin out right now: "did you guys know Jillian and Sam are here? Oh my GOSH! I just peed my pants!" -lib