Week 4: Playing Catch-Up

This week’s focus: a lot more video work, in a couple different forms.

The weeks immediately after Annual Conference are almost always ones of winding down and vacationing, and this week was certainly no exception.For the most part, I actually spent a lot of time processing videos from both the Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain Annual Conferences, clipping and combining footage into polished pieces that will eventually be published

For the most part, I actually spent a lot of time processing videos from both the Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain Annual Conferences, clipping and combining footage into polished pieces that will eventually be published. I also spent time cleaning out the AV section of the Rocky Mountain Conference office closet, with the eventual goal of organizing and making room for both the new equipment purchased for Annual Conference and the existing loaner equipment, while also setting aside the equipment that for one reason or another can’t be used (for example, there’s a wireless microphone kit that I’ve set aside because technically, it operates in a frequency range that’s set aside for emergency service use only). However, I’ve also started work on a project that has some historical significance: digitizing the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference video archive box.

I found this box while cleaning out the AV section of the closet that I mentioned earlier. Simply marked “Annual Conf. Videos (For Archive Closet)”, it was among the various storage boxes on one of the shelves, and opening it revealed a ton of DVDs, CDs, 8mm and MiniDV tapes, and a single VHS tape. Originally, I set it alongside all of the other stuff I had pulled out of the closet, but as I worked on the video processing I also mentioned earlier, I found/remembered that a) video rendering can take awhile and b) disks don’t have an unlimited lifespan. So, to make a long story short, I asked my boss if she would like for me to digitize the box, she said yes, and so now I’m working my way through the who-knows-how-many disks and tapes. And with as many videos I have to render and disks and tapes to digitize, I think next week’s update is going to be a bit more of the same, and I’m pretty happy about that.

Until next time,
Jacob

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