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Foot Traffic

  • Post-race thoughts on Fort4Fitness
    The air was cool and a chill traveled up my bare legs as I took that step out the door. A pit was in my stomach, churning. I sauntered to the starting point, giving my GPS watch time to find a satellite.
  • Fort4Fitness: The race recap
    "There was a witch, in Williams-Woodland," my husband said. "Don't you remember her?" My reply was a blank stare.
  • In the bag
    I have my number - 14182. I have my shirt ... and luggage tag, magnet, pen, requisite goodies. I also have a coupon for a $1 drink at Parkview Field after the race tomorrow. Note to self:
Turkey's Lost Synagogues

Dr. Mark Fairchild is an expert at ruins in Turkey and talks about his discoveries. Video by Swikar Patel and Rosa Salter Rodriguez.

Swikar Patel - The Journal Gazette
Dr. Mark Fairchild in his office at Huntington University.

Using Voiceovers Well

Dr. Mark Fairchild is an excellent photographer. We put together this slideshow of his images and recorded a voiceover. Technically speaking, its pretty simple to do a slideshow like this.

I used a shotgun microphone to pick up his audio and I recorded his computer screen with each image as he spoke. This made editing later a breeze, since I knew exactly which photographs to drop on each clip. When doing a voiceover, it's important to record a bit of silence before and at the end of each clip. That let me splice them together seamlessly.

- Swikar Patel, Photojournalist