For my first back pack story, I wanted to provide guidance and insight that would be beneficial to the seniors. I was excited to cover seniors who are undecided about their next step.
My first interview was with one of our guidance counselors, Bradley Kuntzman. Mr. Kuntzman gave me his opinion on the topic, and also a few tips to reassure seniors that it is okay to be undecided.
Next, I interviewed my brother, Ian Yenzer, who just happens to be one of the many seniors who are uncertain about their next step. Ian told me he believes being undecided was a good thing, along with some of his hopes for the future.
I knew I had to get at least one more interview for my story, and I knew that a good perspective would be our parents, Todd and Heather Yenzer. In the interview, they discussed what they thought about Ian’s plans and what they thought the future would look like for him.
I wasn’t one hundred percent sure on the b-roll that I needed for my story, so I started with just filming Ian around our house just doing his everyday routine.
During the process of editing, I had realized that I had not gotten enough b-roll to put in the story. I first went to the hallway next to the guidance office and got footage of college posters. I then went inside the guidance office where I filmed Mr. Kuntzman and different collegiage items around the room. The last part to finish my b-roll off was to get Ian in class.
Editing by myself was a little scary at first, but I finally got the hang of it. Once I relaxed, it was a piece of cake!
Overall, I was very happy the way my story turned out and I hope that everyone enjoys it just as much as I enjoyed making it!