Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

Documentary building blows. I am a biology major heading to pharmacy school in a couple of months with zero creative intuition. Definitely no journalistic intuition either. My trip to Uganda was amazing, but now I’m stuck in the journalism computer lab 7 hours a day, 5 days a week. I have tried to be enthusiastic and contribute my best efforts towards the documentary, but they have been fruitless.

The Backpack Journalism course required from me the following technical skills:
videotaping (successful)
interviewing (successful)
b-roll sequencing (fail)
matching b-roll with interview footage (fail)

The weeks since we returned from Uganda have not been fun. Consistently trying, and failing, to contribute something useful all day every day is frustrating, and at times, torturous. Yes, I have enjoyed spending time recovering from what we witnessed as a group. No, I will never build a documentary again. 

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