Every Friday I try to make it over to the Nashua Jelly, which is our local version of the nationwide co-working trend that started in NYC. If you have a regular job, you have no need of the Jelly, because you ALREADY have social interaction at work. Freelancers and the self-employed, however, often suffer from a deficiency in human contact as we toil in our basements and home offices. The Jelly is a way of regaining that contact and mixing up the routine; I find that it’s a great place to bounce ideas off other creative entrepreneurs in a relaxed environment, and I always leave feeling energized.
To help promote our local Jelly, Elise at Studio 99 asked if I’d be interested in making our own video, since the NYC Jelly video portrays a different crowd than ours; we’re generally older and less tech-oriented. I shot about 20 minutes of interviews and 20 minutes of coverage, crossed my fingers, and then extracted about 3 minutes of material with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3. This was the first time I worked with DV source from my camera, and I was surprised that Premiere didn’t crash on me ONCE. That made the editing process much more fun :)