Improvements in the Parking Lots
by Jade, Morgan and Tess
We chose to do a story about student parking lots because we knew that changes have been made this year. We wanted to see if WHS student drivers felt safer.
First, we searched for students who have had problems in the past, whether is was getting in an accident or those who had close calls. Senior, Matt Rudd, gave us a good interview about his problems in the parking lot.
We also wanted to talk to a staff member who could explain the changes and what led to them. We set up an interview with Officer Doug Tollison.
After we interviewed Officer Tollison, we wanted more opinions on the issue. We walked around campus hoping to find someone. We passed Jordan Duke, who was willing to be interviewed, and found out that he recently just was hit in the parking lot. His story was a great addition on the story.
However when we played back Jordan's interview, we noticed that the microphone was not plugged in all the way. Luckily, we found him again, and he gave a great second interview.
After we were finished with our interviews, we wrote the script, and all we needed was b-roll.
We went out to the back parking lot and to film, but we soon realized that we needed more. Morgan went out and filmed the parking lot at lunch the next day, and got great shots of students coming and leaving the lot.
After editing the story, we felt that it came together well. We hope you enjoy our story and appreciate the efforts that have been made to make our parking safer.