Trevor MacKinnon

MY RØDE REEL 2019 | Dear Mom

Watch the Behind The Scenes:

I began this project by gathering assets and converting them into a digital format. First I used a cable from my Rode Filmmaker kit to connect my cell phone to a digital recorder (Zoom H1), played and recorded the voicemails in real-time. Then I began digitizing family home movies using an Elgato Video Capture device and attaching it to my families old camcorder. On one of the days of digitizing I decided to film around my apartment using a Panasonic GH4 and a Rode VideoMic Pro to record the ambiance of my apartment at the time that I was digitizing the old family footage. For the most part it was the first time viewing the videos and I experienced a wide array of feelings, happy, sad, laughter, nostalgia, all of which I wanted to somehow convey in the final piece. Once I gathered all the assets I edited them together using Adobe Premiere and using a Creative Commons Licensed version of Claude Debussy's Arabesque No. 1. as the music bed.

RØDE Gear Used:

VideoMic Pro
SC2