A Look at Isolation
by Grace Bryson and Jocelyn Dixon
When brainstorming an idea for an anti-bullying story, we decided to focus on how students at WHS spread kindness, as well as how to keep people from feeling isolated. We got some questions together and listed students that instantly came to mind as being kind people who work to include others. We got the equipment together and started interviewing the students.
The interviews went really well and we got a lot of good clips of the students talking about how they spread kindness. Even though the clips were really good, we knew we wanted a deeper look into why it is important for people to feel included. That’s when Grace’s mom, Laurie Bryson, came to mind because she is a therapist.
Grace interviewed her mom and we slated and logged all of our interviews in order to know what soundbites we wanted to include in our script. We knew b-roll was critical, so we worked on that as well.
Once all the footage was obtained, the script was approved. Then, we finalized voice work and started editing it all together. It was during that process, that we decided to do a stand up for more visuals. Our adviser also helped us add in a few finishing touches to make it flow really nicely.
We hope you enjoy our story and take time to talk to someone that you normally don’t talk to. You never know how much one act of kindness can impact so many others around you!