by Jonathan and Molly E
When the list of new stories came out, Jonathan was really excited about seeing Quiz Bowl as one of the topics we could do our story on, he is also in Quiz Bowl. He immediately jumped on the idea and we got to work as soon as possible.
Our first interview was with Matt Chalem and Joe Stitz. Because they are really good friends, the interview was mostly them talking over each other the entire time, but there were good soundbites from them individually that we were able to use.
We also filmed b-roll of one of their practices which are way more intense than you may believe.
We started working on our script, but we couldn't finish it until we got an interview with the coach, David Dennis. He was a great interview and gave us a lot of important information needed to finish our script. Jonathan filmed some b-roll of him and we were good to start editing our story.
Editing was a lot of fun once we discovered some interesting film we could use as b-roll. Ms. Turner helped us at the end to put the finishing touches on it and our story was complete.
Molly back-timed and we were good to go.
This story was something we felt that we needed to touch base on because not many people know about the accomplishments that Quiz Bowl has. We hope you enjoy watching it just as much as we had fun producing it!