Good on ya Chris, I dont think anyone likes being on camera, however we're all interested in watching others, so we have to give it a go.zossy1 wrote:Just getting back to the video - if you have some in-car footage from the round that you would like to share, please hit me up ASAP. I’m hoping to have something ready to upload by the end of the weekend.
A few notes from my experience:
1. Doing video at a race meeting is not easy or fun. How and why RevHead Pete keeps doing this has got me - he must really, really love racing and love the category. Don’t get me wrong, so do I - but walking around the pits with a camera, tripod and mic all day (possibly all weekend!), driving a couple of hours to get there, not really getting to watch or enjoy the racing, and paying for the privilege... you’d have to really want to do it, or be getting paid pretty well.
You Victorians really have an asset there in Pete because after last weekend, even if I wasn’t racing, I’m not sure i’d do that again.
2. I’ve now been playing with editing the raw footage for maybe 7-8 hours. I’m maybe three quarters of the way done. It would be faster next time, but there is every bit as much time, maybe more, in the editing as in the gathering the footage.
3. Interviewing is not as easy as it looks. I’m really $hit at it, judging from the footage. I almost didn’t move to editing because I’m pretty embarrassed about how bad I am at this - but a promise is a promise. The drivers all did well, but my performance was terrible. Now again, I might be slightly better next time... but anyone stepping up to do this will either need to have some skill or will need time to develop the skills.
4. I now know why RevHead Pete uses a handheld mic in the pits... and sadly you all will know too when you see the video...
5. At least half the drivers didn’t want to go on camera, and getting enough decent in-car footage to splice up for the video has been bloody difficult.
That said, I’m a firm believer in promoting the category through video, and will push that through the club. If we have to pay for the privilege, so be it. Maybe we can find a poor media or journalism student who needs some extra cash... otherwise, Blend Line if we can afford it...
If we can get raw video from BLTV or from other sources, I’m happy to edit it though.
Thanks for your efforts, I'll let you decide if my "exceeding track limits to gain advantage" is in the best interests of promoting IPRA