Choosing the Military
by Jon and Payton
We felt telling the story of students who choose to join the military was a good idea. Jon is close with WHS Alumni Noah Elbert, and he knew that Noah was going to be back from basic training on a break. Because of this perfect timing, our story had that added layer of an interview from someone currently serving in the U.S. Army.
We also interviewed current WHS students who are going into the military. We wanted to focus on their excitement about joining and why they decided to join.
We posed similar questions to Noah. We wanted to learn why he joined and how this has impacted him.
As far as b-roll goes, we were able to film our JROTC students in action on a few occasions, and our Veteran's Day assembly footage came in handy.
Putting this story together was pretty simple because once we sat down, the script flowed pretty easily. We had a lot of room for pops of natural sound to help bring the story to life.
We did have a little trouble with the audio, since we did a double interview and Summer's voice didn't pick up well in the microphone.
Despite the audio issue, we love this story and how it came together. We hope you enjoy it, too.