Acoustics on a Roman Train
Trains have bad acoustics, and big-city commuter trains in Italy must have about the worst. Still, street musicians perform, jiggling as they fiddle. We intended to shoot an "on camera" on the train here, where I would look into the camera and say something like "While Pompeii is great, it's a three-hour train ride south from Rome. But Ostia Antica, Rome's ancient seaport, rivals the ruins of Pompeii, and it's just a quick 30-minute train ride away." But the police busted us, and we couldn't shoot on the train. So, here we are passing a few minutes musically — without filming — on the quick train ride from Rome out to Ostia.