Keep It Simple: Enhancing Video Footage with Final Cut Pro X
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 05 October 2014 - 0 Comments

The following video is the first in an ongoing series of tutorials called “Keep It Simple” which explores technical workflows that may seem difficult on the surface but really aren’t.  I will explore all [...]

iOS and iPhone Recording for Oral History
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 17 August 2014 - 2 Comments

I commonly get asked about iOS and iPhone recording options for oral history, so I will be launching a series of posts reviewing several of these devices.  When recording oral histories, I strive to [...]

Digital Audio Recorders: Zoom H5
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 29 July 2014 - 4 Comments

I love the Zoom H5.  In full disclosure, I have never been much of a Zoom type of guy.  It started with the guitar effects pedals in the ’90s…They were designed (and priced) for [...]

Oral History: It’s the Moments that Matter
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 23 June 2014 - 1 Comment

One of the most powerful things about archived oral histories is each recorded interview contains hundreds, if not thousands, of moments filled with meaningful content that possess near infinite potential for engaging future researchers [...]

Using a Shotgun Microphone for Video Interviewing
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 04 June 2014 - 3 Comments

For my video interviews I have always preferred lapel microphones for capturing the audio.  In my short article “Microphone Strategies for Recording Video for Oral Histories” published on Oral History in the Digital Age my bias [...]

Enhancing OHMS, Enhancing Access to Oral History
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 03 June 2014 - 0 Comments

Typical archival institutions are delivering oral history collections online using repository systems that fail to accommodate oral history’s complex, multidimensional nature. As a result, the majority of interviews being posted online provide challenging user [...]

Sneak Peak at the OHMS Viewer: Segment Linking
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 21 May 2014 - 0 Comments

We just added a new feature to the OHMS viewer–the ability to create direct links to individual segments in an OHMS index.  Now, you can dynamically send your users to specific moments in an [...]

Flash Media Failures: Lessons Learned
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 13 January 2014 - 0 Comments

One of my greatest fears has  always been the risk of recording a one-of-a-kind oral history interview and having an unknown digital data or technical failure.  I spend a lot of time obsessing about [...]