Well, I have a great opportunity this week to possibly land a spot on a show that focuses on people involved in the current green movement. Spoke to a producer and after having some scheduling conflicts, she asked me if I could send a video of myself in action.
I didn't have a camera.
I did, however, have a friend that had one. So I called him up and asked if I could borrow it for a few days. So I got hold of the camera yesterday, figured out how it worked and how to get it into my computer.
Today, I hitched a ride to Samys Camera by South Coast and bought a Rode Shotgun mic (I was planning to buy one of these anyway) and decided to try it out on this video. I got home about 1:30. Jumped on my bike and shot all this footage in about 2 hours and have spent the last 4 hours editing it.
To get the audio, I am holding a shotgun mic just below the camera's sightline. Using the in camera mic would have sounded horrible, so I recorded the audio to a separate machine and mixed it in later. Not too bad, I don't think. Hopefully, I'll get a call back from the producer...