RE: NANFA-- NANFA and the need to record history

Denkhaus, Robert (DenkhaR_at_Ci.Fort-Worth.TX.US)
Tue, 12 Jun 2001 09:44:08 -0500

> Any volunteers out there to record the Hocking Hill talks?

Having done a bit of this, I would recommend three things:

#1 Have different people do the filming of each presentation so that no one
individual "gets stuck" with the chore because the camera person will miss
out on a lot of the presentation. This is especially true if you go with a
hand-held system rather than a tripod mounted one. (Maybe offer a free copy
of the completed tape to those who volunteer for this task?)

#2 Do not rely solely on the video tape for transcription purposes. Audio
quality is too variable for accurate interpretation. You should be able to
direct wire a tape recorder into the sound system which will give the best
quality recording. If not, place the tape recorder near a speaker but test
for feedback.

#3 During Q&A following a presentation, request that the questionner state
his/her name so that it can be included in the transcript.

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
"El muerto a la sepultura, el vivo a la travesura"
"The dead to burial, the living to mischief"

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