The production of this piece was quite an adventure, starting with the class trying to find a student that would be a great fit for the show. With multiple people suggested, Molly E., Tess, and I, had searched and asked multiple people if they would like to be a part of the show. Some didn't want to and some couldn't due to scheduling issues. We thought we were out of options when Scott's name was brought up. Jade mentioned she'd like to see a story about him and his love of thrift store shopping. Sure enough, our group immediately went with it. I knew that Scott would fit perfect for the "Not Just Another Face in the Crowd" feature in our show. When I watched the finished product, I couldn't help but laugh.
This PSA was created by Morgan Riegel and I. When MT had told us about an idea she had, we went with it. The PSA seriously covers why you need to buckle up, and what results can happen to you if you don't. The scary thing is it happens right here in the Washington area. The PSA had also won several awards, which was exciting for us.
The mission of this story was clear, get the viewers' attention and help them see how bullying effects people, and how it can be stopped. Ellie and I had great interviews for this story. We interviewed Michael Chance, a Washington High school alumni who was bullied, and Mrs. Suggs, a Washington High School teacher who firmly believes bullying is wrong. Both knew all about bullying, and both knew how to overcome bullying. They told their stories and added a personal touch to this production. I really enjoyed this story, and I hope you do too. It is my favorite story I produced while in BJJTV.