Background on Zoom H2N

For my assignment, I have chosen to use the Zoom H2N dictaphone for my sound. This is because earlier in the semester we were given a workshop where we all tried out different technologies that capture sound.

3 that we trailed out 

  • Edirol
  • Fostex
  • Zoom

I chose the Zoom as it definitely gave the best quality of sound when practicing and it is very portable and small. The Zoom H2 features a built-in W-XY stereo microphone with five mic capsules, allowing front cardioid (90°), rear cardioid (120°) and 360° polar patterns. The result is brilliant stereo recording with natural depth and accurate imaging. A 3.5mm headphone jack is provided for you to monitor the recording.The Zoom H2n features ‘Mid-Side recording’ – this combines a uni-directional Mid mic that captures sound directly in front of you and a bi-directional Side mic that captures sound from your left and right. By increasing or decreasing the level of the Side mic, you can control the width of the stereo field, which gives you incredible flexibility over your recordings. If you record in RAW mode, you can even adjust the stereo width after recording.

 

websites looked at

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar12/articles/zoom-h2n.htm

http://www.eglobalcentral.co.uk/zoom-h2n-handy-recorder.html

https://www.justflutes.com/zoom-h2-handy-digital-recorder-product1334517.html

Statement of Intent – Chosen Idea

To approach the topic, ‘life of a person that inspires you in journalism context’, I have decided to examine the life of Malala  Yoursafzai. The reason why I chose to do Malala is because there is some much that I could include and talk about. For instance, books she has had published, documentaries and so much more.

I’ve spoken about my thoughts and ideas on why I would like to cover on Malala as a topic on an earlier blog post. She is really inspiring and has a lot that I can use to make an interactive story.

I will use open source digital storytelling software’s. This will allow me to create an audience friendly piece of work, which will give them a good experience.

 

VT Package – Statement of Intent

I have finally decided that I am going to focus on the new boxing club opening up in Hull. This is because I feel that it is off local public interest as the sports scene in Hull is so hugely successful and important to people. I also feel that there is so much I could do with the story.

  • PTC or Voice overs
  • Interviews with trainers and people that attend the club
  • General views – foot work, punch shots, slow motion shots etc.
  • royalty free music to add emotions/ tension

I also think I could produce a good high quality product. I need to book out equipment in order to get quality sound and footage. I will be using Canon camera from 60D to 1200D. Sound I will be using a zoom Dictaphone, shot gun mic which also requires a XLR cable.

Just after, I picked this story, i got a tip of from a friend that tied in with my other original idea about independent traders struggles on the lead up to the Hull City of Culture. I know that this tip off is very newsworthy and I can cover the story to a high standard