My friend Kelli Facebook messaged me at 7:46 and my sister Tracy texted me at 7:52 this morning to tell me the local radio station Y101 was talking about the camps on the river. I knew. I was there at the WUPY 101 studio filming DJ and Station Manager Kenny Lee as he interviewed State Senator Tom Casperson about the camps and their impending removal.
I was up bright and early and at the radio station by 7:15 this morning to set up my camera and lights to capture Kenny Lee as he chatted on the phone with Senator Casperson. Yes, it is Thursday and I should have been at work. Thankfully I work for an understanding and flexible employer who let me take a spur of the moment vacation day to work on this film. I should also let them know I’m going to need the first week of deer season off too.
Once the interview started I realized I couldn’t hear anything Casperson said. Had I known this I would have seen if Kenny Lee could patch the interview into my camera. No worry though because the interview was recorded and Kenny is emailing me the audio file. So while the interview took place I filmed close-ups of his notes, the VU meters, the audio file being captured digitally, the fader bars on the audio board and anything else I thought would help me in editing. I could have gotten away with not being there and just using the interview audio file but this gives me a face to a voice and more choices once I begin editing.
And thank you to Kelli and Tracy for looking out for me and my film. If you want to know what Casperson said, ask one of them, they heard the interview.