DIY [# 19] ~ Videography–Sound Truck [on pause for several weeks], 04/13

I’ve done all I can for now–documented with my DSLR.

Slipped the voice over mic to the right so it does not block the laptop screen, added a shelf to the top rack, and added a red LED flashlight. Next, [maybe June] will be a parabolic microphone.

DIY [# 19] ~ Videography–Sound Truck [added voice over microphone], 04/12

Nice clean sound for adding narration to videos

Since my last update, I have placed a tripod column [outside wrapped in yellow], swapped USB cables [black for clear]. added a boom for the VO Mic, and added the voice over microphone [an AKG P220].  We are on track to have sound by mid-June. Oh! I am using a Rycote Pop Filter. It’s in front of the microphone.

I plan to add a parabolic microphone versus a shotgun microphone. I hope to use a second SS3 to move the parabolic mic in sync with the camera. Then, there will be the matter of getting sound from the truck to the 3.5mm stereo input jack on the SOLOSHOT Cameras.–wirelessly of course.

Stay tuned…

Blogging ~ WordPress.Com–Theme Twenty Seventeen, 04/11

Twenty SeventeenFinally, we get the long awaited WordPress.Com Core Theme–Twenty Seventeen. In the past, Automattic [WP’s parent company] has released its core theme near mid-December. That was not the case for this theme. I’ve checked daily for it and today–HERE IT IS!

I activated it and had a few dislikes. I reverted to my current theme–Twenty Sixteen which I’ve modified a LOT using Cascading Style Sheet coding. I decided to give Twenty Seventeen another go. Using CSS, I had difficulty making my blog look as I want. There are features I like that are missing in the new theme. Plus, I would have had to ensure it shows the blog as I think it should be seen on mobile devices. That takes a lot of time. For me, Twenty Sixteen is not broken.

So, we continue where we were and maybe for a very long time. I like to keep my theme fresh. I will look for other CSS changes that may enhance the blogging experience.

Stay tuned…

Place ~ Fayetteville, NC–Transportation Hub, 04/11

It is expected to open late May 2017

With the rays of the morning sun reflecting off the east-side windows, the nearly completed Bus Transportation Hub will soon open. It has been 12 years in the planning and building of this structure. It is located on Winslow Street between Franklin and Russel Streets–just over a block from the Amtrak Station. The Greyhound Bust Station will move there from Person street and it’s also a FAST [Fayetteville Area System Transit] Transfer Station. See this WRAL Video for more.