What: A video of Spokane voters going to Saturday’s Republican and Democratic Party caucuses
Objective: To get some genuine voices and see what people thought of the process. The primary races this year are attracting record turnout in some states, so I expected an influx of new caucus participants. I wasn’t disappointed, and most of them were a little confused.
Gained wisdom: Watch out for bad echoes. Going without a tripod can allow you to blend in a little better and get people talking before they’ve had a chance to get nervous. However, I’m going to need to practice steady hands. Get more close shots.
If you paid attention to political news over the weekend, you likely read or heard about another round of caucuses and primaries. In Washington state, Obama carried the day among Democrats and McCain squeaked out a victory.
I visited two caucus sites to talk to attendees and produce a video for The Spokesman-Review’s election coverage.
Prior to this effort, I’d had a couple failures that I’ll chalk up to audio problems and user error. So it felt great to pull one off. Let me know what you think.