Arrgh! My attempt to interview Emma is a disaster, well not a disaster, but its not good. Being interviewer and camera person when you’re an absolute beginner is a bad idea.
The lovely Zoe lent us a proper camera and I was pleased with myself for switching it on and clipping it onto the tripod, ready for when Emma arrived. The battery going dead is only a minor hitch, as there is a spare one. More importantly, after we do a practice interview, I can’t figure out how to download it to my computer. We ditch the camera and try an ipad and then an iphone. None of them are mine. I don’t know how to use them.
The next day, I did figure out how to download the first film. There are lots of basic errors, which I would tell you about, but I can’t imagine anyone trying to do this who is as ignorant as me. Now, I have the interview on 3 different formats. After many hours of trying to stitch this together, my test audience suggests, tactfully, that we redo it. But, as I promised some of you an introduction to Emma, here is a mini clip and a couple of special effects to show off my new skills. I am particularly pleased with the ridiculously dramatic music (although it is completely off message and not the look we are going for).
Entry into the ‘spot the mistakes’ competition is open to everyone and the person who points out the most mistakes, wins a prize. Double points for any I haven’t already noticed.