by Cierstyn Jacquin and Grace Bryson
Many people in the United States see a chiropractor. We wanted our viewers to know more about this form of health care and what the benefits are. It is also a growing profession, so we were intrigued by this story and wanted to share as much as we could learn about this topic with our audience.
When discussing possible interviews, we thought of Grace Reinken. She graduated at semester in December 2019, and is now attending Logan University College of Chiropractics to become a chiropractor. She has also seen a chiropractor for issues she has had, so she has experience on both sides. We also thought of Brett Mehringer. He started Mehringer Chiropractic in Washington, and Cierstyn actually sees him regularly. We called their office and they were more than willing to schedule an interview.
Grace and Brett both provided a lot of great information about the importance of chiropractic care, as well as how it differs from traditional medicine. You could tell in the interviews that they are both extremely passionate about the topic. It was interesting to see one person who is just beginning her career, and someone who has worked in the industry for quite some time.
We did run across an issue when filming b-roll. Because it is a medical office, we are not allowed to film just anyone. Cierstyn was willing to be filmed, but had to get written consent from her parents to be on camera. After we were given permission, we were allowed to film b-roll of Cierstyn getting adjusted. Her neck and back popping gave amazing natural sound for our story. There were also many informative and interesting signs and posters around the office that we filmed.
Our script came together quickly, and we finished writing it in one class period. Because we knew what the basic outline of our story was going to be, the process was quite easy. Brett and Grace’s interviews complimented each other very well too, which always helps.
We quickly got back to editing, and everything came together smoothly. Our favorite part of this process was working with the audio and hearing the natural sounds flow so well into the story.
We hope that you enjoy viewing our story, and you learned more about what exactly chiropractic care is. Maybe this will motivate you to go see a chiropractor, or even consider this career path in the future!