Discrimination and Bullying
by Sarah, Emma P-S, and Kaden
Our team decided to produce a story about discrimination and bullying. We knew a few people that would be willing to share their stories. Throughout the process, we really wanted to highlight different types of people. Our interviews came from a variety of sources, including students in the LGBTQ+ community and people from various ethnic backgrounds.
Kaden knew a lot of people that were willing to share their stories about how they have been discriminated against, so finding interviewee’s wasn’t as difficult as we first thought. We also wanted an adult's perspective, so that’s why we chose to interview Guidance Counselor Katie Sandoval. Her interview worked perfectly because she shared some of her personal experiences.
Once we slated and logged all of the interviews, we knew how we wanted the script to be laid out. The script basically wrote itself and flowed nicely.
After laying in everything for our story, it hit us that we needed more b-roll. We really struggled to get b-roll, but we were able to pull a few pictures off of Finn and Eli’s Instagram profiles and film them in class, as well as use some footage we already had of students in the hallways.
Overall, we're happy with how this story turned out. We think that it sheds some light on how discrimination and bullying impacts people and what we can do to help someone experiencing discrimination. We hope you enjoy it as well!