16 July 2009

Meeting the Locals

After the rest of the VisCom students got here and we came down to Edinburgh for a guided tour bus and a photo scavenger hunt, it was time for the first real assignment. Yesterday proved to be more difficult than I anticipated. We were paired up and sent to make portraits of two different people and record an interview with each one. Francis and I met some elderly locals in a pub in downtown Musselburgh, and Neil, an 18-year-old bagpipe maker on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. I thought the rain would never end and we would never find a second subject, but both happened, thankgoodness. If nothing else, we got a better feel for the area and got a chance to talk to people and hear their lovely accents.

Neil's workshop

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