Archives, data-using Final Cut Pro as an analyzing tool:

Archives, data-using Final Cut Pro as an analyzing tool:

 

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Using Final Cut Pro as an archiving tool was a proper way to organize my interviews which lasted for 1-2 hours for each person or more. So I needed a way an efficient way to organize my data. First thing I did was to store the raw data into my hard drive after all the interviews with the date of the interview, as I was planning to have more than one interview with each participant. With two of the participants I had two different interviews within the same day. First one was the video data of the walking tours and the latter one used sound files. You can see that I created a folder for sound and video separately on my hard drive, which has subcategories of each participant under them. After sorting these raw data, I created a Final Cut Project for each participant and added the necessary files. I have to create shorter parts from these long files to make them ready to use in my final project. The approach, I used is the one I developed through oral history projects and film projects over time. It is basically indicating the number of the file in the sequence lets say: 5 and keywords in the order of its passage: 5 a-b-c.. These words could be the exact words the participant has used or at some points I use my own terms . The basic premise of this method was to create memory-recalling method. In my projects, I have a tendency to go over my archive to create new meanings for new projects. These keywords give me an opportunity to shorten the time of looking for the required material. My previous files in the archive are on the papers in handwritten form. I still like this old school method; I have to sadly admit I go into digital ways of storing the referential information. Creating a excel sheet will be the ideal one, but I prefer using word to create a file where I put the name of the file. In the previous field notes section of this essay, you can see the technical problems that could be seen while I am dissecting the big data- I am mostly making note of the specific technical problem, too.

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