Building 640 at the Presidio in San Francisco

Building 640 at the Presidio in San Francisco
Information Source for the Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center

Monday, August 12, 2013

$20 a day in Japantown

I thought spending $20 in Japantown for one day for the 5 of us ninterns could not be enough. But I was wrong. If you did not know, $20 a day is a project where we NJAHS Interns go to Japantown with only $20 to spend for one day and we film the whole day. After we had finished going to all the stores we needed to go to, I was tired and thinking that the day had been fun without spending the full $20. We had bought mochi, chopsticks, tokens to play in Playland Japan, washi paper, a cat sauce bowl, a black notebook, and a red bean taiyaki. Re-watching all the footage we shot really did make the editing of this project take forever. I have never been in a situation where I tried to adjust the volume of our voices so many times to fit it with the background music, not be able to add in any transitions, have a hard time with speeding up or slowing down videos, and adding captions. In all, I think the 5 of us did a pretty good job shopping in Japantown with only $20; we didn't even spend it all!

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