Galway is known for its music. Walk down the street anytime of year and you can hear it: this is especially true during its annual arts festival held in July.
Trish was studying at the university there for the month of July and I had the pleasure of joining her for a week. For me it was also a learning experience.
I took video of many of the street musicians with my digital camera. And this week I had a chance to learn iMovie by creating a short movie out of that footage.
I’m not completely happy with the outcome but I’m still learning. Here’s what I learned about shooting and editing video and about Galway:
- Galway is a village of friendly pubs.
- Musicians play in the pubs as well as on the street.
- More American rock, and blues music is played than traditional Irish music.
- iMovie is easy to learn but not as easy as learning the editing program on a Flip camera.
- I need to stand closer to my subjects. This will help make the footage look and sound better.
- A separate mic is needed if I want to improve the quality of the audio.