Adapt and Modify has been a way of life for me for many years. A few years ago I was teaching a multi-camera video course at a local High School. The Studio 2 class was set up to record performing arts concerts with four cameras. The night of a show we were a couple two people short – a camera and audio/graphics/live feed person. The show must go on and we needed to adapt to our situation. With the way our cameras were set up camera 1 and 3 are in the upper portion of the auditorium. That camera person would set up one camera on a static shot and then move to the other camera and work it. After a few takes would then lock that camera down and move to the other. This kept a flow going and one watching would never know we only had one camera person for two cameras. This person did an awesome job. Up in the booth I directed and ran the entire show – audio, graphics, directing, switching and live feed. So as mentioned we modified our setup to meet the demand of the ‘live’ performance.
To begin lets first look at the meaning of each word. Adapt: make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose. become adjusted to new conditions. Modify: make partial or minor changes to (something), typically so as to improve it or to make it less extreme.
In life, in business we adapt and modify all the time. When a situation comes up we adapt. Then look at ways to modify for desired results. By taking this approach you can improve your business, personal relationships and goals.
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