Well after several visits, as well as the kind co-operation of Jill Bays, her family, and her students – I’ve finally managed to complete my short story on Jill.
It’s been educational in many ways. Jill’s life story is fascinating and I feel very lucky to have met her. But then that also contributed to the difficulty of producing a short piece like this since I had over 40 minutes of recorded material. Reducing all of that to just 3 minutes and 44 seconds was a challenge.
I also learned a lot about the tools and techniques needed along the way - thanks in part to some kind words I received from Derek Williams at AsiaWorks. I think it just about works, but like most things worth any effort it takes practise, and so hopefully my next attempt will see some improvement in how the images and audio fit together as well as the technical quality of the audio recording.