Hunting Safety: RLOSSA
by Morgan, Matt, and Zach
When we chose our story topic, we landed on hunting safety mainly because Morgan had a personal connection to a hunting safety organization. Sadly, Morgan lost her Grandfather to a hunting accident and their family has created a foundation to spread awareness.
Since Morgan had the personal connections, she was able to interview the founders of RLOSSA (Rick Lawrence Outdoor Sportsman's Safety Awareness), Marie and Alaina Lawrence. Also, since she was already planning on going to the Rick Lawrence Memorial Bass Tournament, she was able to get tons of b-roll for our story.
We started to build a script, but quickly realized that we would need another perspective. We planned on interviewing a WHS student who hunts. Fortunately, Zach was able to get that interview with Mitchell Zurick, so we were able to get a teen voice to the story.
Since we decided to get that extra interview, we ended up being a day behind, so we knew that we would have to make good time in order to meet our deadline.
When we were putting together the story, even though we had a lot of b-roll, we still needed more. Once again, Morgan was able to get a ton of pictures that were related to the story. The extra pictures made editing much easier, although we still had to get creative with some of the b-roll.
This story was a lot of fun to produce even though it is such a serious topic. It was a really interesting story to cover for all three of us for a variety of reasons. Even though we got off to a slow start, things picked up in the end. We were able to make a great product that we hope you will enjoy.