by Kaden Meyer and Molly Tinkey
We realize there are a lot of talented artists in our school, but how often do we consider the relationship between creativity and stress relief? We wanted to tell a story with an angle on how creative outlets relieve stress. With talented artists all around us, it wasn’t hard to find interviewees.
To get the perspective on how fine arts help students find an outlet for their stress, we interviewed three students: Madyson Coomes, Emily Smith, and Jace DeLoach. Madyson is involved in dance and color guard, Emily is an artist, and Jace is a writer. We got good soundbites from all of them.
For our last interview, we wanted to talk to someone who is an expert in this area. We knew we wanted to interview someone who had first-hand experience with how creative outlets affect students in a positive way. We decided to talk to art teacher, Ryan Snider. He has witnessed how creativity helps many students relieve stress.
After completing our paperwork, we set out to film b-roll. Most of our interviewees participated in visually-appealing creative outlets, which made for great b-roll. Having this footage allowed editing to go smoothly. We wrapped up the editing process quickly.
In the end, we were very happy with how this story turned out, and we hope it inspires you to try a creative outlet. Anything we can do to relieve stress is huge! As the story states, teen stress is the same (if not higher) than adult stress. So, pick up that paintbrush, or other tools of the trade, and jump right in for some stress relief today!