Fandomonium, a library comic convention, was held at the Headquarters Library on April 25, 2015. The event began at 10 a.m. and ended at 5 p.m. Throughout the four library floors activities occurred in designated areas to refrain from disturbing the rest of the library. Due to the nature of the event, I spent most of my time traveling from floor to floor making sure I got some footage of each activity.
For the video, I think the interview audio went better than for my previous one. However, I made the error of making a sound instead of nodding and smiling, which I attempted to cover up with natural sound. It wasn’t my finest moment but I did what I could during editing. After I trimmed down the 10-minute video of the interview I had, I matched the footage I had with what was being said. With about 60 clips, I luckily managed to cover a lot of what I decided to keep in the video. I spent much of my time figuring out what should stay and what to cut. The actual editing process went smoothly, especially because I had edited a video not too long ago. Overall, I think the video turned out well, but I will always wish I had steadier hands.
I spent much of my time focused on getting b-roll that I neglected to get photos so my selection to choose from was smaller than I would have liked. Because I had to think about multiple things (such as b-roll and keeping track of time so I didn’t miss an event), something had to be negatively impacted, and it ended up being my photos and captions. Looking back, there are questions I should have asked to have those details that make the photos have more meaning. While I know that taking a break is important, I could have paid more attention to gain a better understanding of this culture I’m not too familiar with. Thankfully, I was able to find some of the things I needed online, but I need to work on being present. Also, a few of the pictures made less usable because of the other people in them. In the future, I will definitely try to be aware of every person and thing in the frame and not just on my photo’s focus.
The main issue I encountered in making the infographic was deciding what information to include in it. At first, I planned to more general comic book information, but I realized my story would be more cohesive if the infographic focused more on the event itself. So I went through the interview footage and included things I found interesting that got cut from the video. I decided to emphasize the inspiration behind it because it is the first one that’s been held. I tried to keep the color scheme relating to comic books and the one used for the event. The infographic turned out a little plain than I would have liked, but I tried to make it as visually appealing as a could by illustrating a few things in the facts.