The Impact of Teen Pregnancy
by Colton, Molly, and Megan
We all thought that a story about Teenage Pregnancy would be a great opportunity to show the public the positives that come along with a teen pregnancy rather than just the negative way people normally look at it.
A couple of our good friends, Maddie Missey, and Dylan Smit, were expecting their baby girl right around Thanksgiving, so it was a perfect time to get their views on being new, young parents. During their interviews they explained the struggles they’ve had to go through during her pregnancy, and what it's like having a newborn baby while being so young.
The script writing process went well since we already visualized how we wanted the story to be. Once we finished writing the script and doing backtime, it was time to start editing! Laying out the interview shots and putting the pictures in where a piece of cake! We had a lot of pictures of Maddie during her pregnancy, the gender reveal they had, and also of Harper after she was born. Overall, the b-roll was quite easy and it fit very well in the story!
In the end, we feel the story is a strong one and has an important message. It showed teenage pregnancy in a more positive light than what people are used to seeing. Also, we feel like it gave the topic a more human connection because we told their stories as individuals rather than rattling off statistics.
We hope this can bring a more understanding and empathetic conversation about teenage pregnancy to our community. We hope you enjoy our story and can connect with it.