Reflection – Assessment #1

NPR Producer Aaron Henkin writes: “When people tell you a story, it’s like they’re singing you a song. Every voice has it’s own musicality, it’s own tone and timbre. And even just a little half-sentence fragment can go in through your ear and tell you something profound about a person’s soul.” For my first journalism assignment in second semester I really wanted to try and encompass this to my best ability. Looking back I think I achieved some of the elements I wanted too but there were definitely things I could’ve done better.

Firstly, I was going to use a close friend of mine who studies at Brent Street Theatre School in Sydney and I was going to highlight her connection to stage as her chosen place. I managed to get a few photos of her but we agreed to meet up again to do the interview. Unfortunately, her rehearsals took up most of her time and she cancelled on me. 

Plan B is what I have used, Pamela, a new friend from University whose currently struggling with the transition from living at home to living in a share-house with 3 other people she didn’t know previously. Overall I’m happy with the interview and the image I’ve used, however I wish I had been able to record more ambient sounds. I enjoyed the assessment nonetheless. 

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