Yes, it’s been quite a while since I last posted. A little over two months to be exact. The grind of remote work has really been a challenge, especially since the Summer Semester began. It’s really difficult to provide technology support remotely, especially when the individual is lacking basic computer skills. It’s a real challenge to walk someone through changing a setting when they don’t know how to right-click.
Today is one of the first days I’m working back in my office. The Library and Digital Commons are still closed so there’s no users in the lab. It’s good to come here and get back in a work groove and there are several projects to be worked on.
One project is a Virtual Tour, although most of my role is done. With help from STEM the college was able to get our hands on a Vuze VR/360 Camera. The camera is pretty good and takes much of the work out of stitching together videos. The video can then be edited right in Adobe Premiere, which is where the project is at now.
Last week I met with Josh from Security, Nolan from STEM, and Jonah from Marketing so that we could capture areas on campus for the virtual tour. For about 2 hours we took 2-4 minutes of video from about 30 different locations all around campus. Here’s a test below with 4 of the locations, outside of Hoffman, Chemistry Lab, Boland Theater, and the Digital Commons where my office is.
Marketing is now editing the final version, I’m really excited to see what they come up with! Some of my drone video was used in the latest BCC commercial and I’m glad to see it put to good use. There’s a shot of flying over Patterson where you can see the entire campus and also a rising shot of the nurses from a ceremony a month ago where they were outside, wearing masks and social distancing.
You will also see Jason, one of the Lab Assistants who worked in the Digital Commons as the thumbnail. Jason went to study at UMASS I believe — I miss him and all the other Lab Assistants!
Since it’s been so long since posting I have all sorts of media and drone flights from the interim. Here’s a bonus drone video from Jones Nose on Mount Greylock!