Operation Christmas Child
by Jaden and Zach
Who doesn’t love Christmas? More importantly, who doesn’t love to give back during Christmas time?
Operation Christmas Child provides for children from all over the world. Gift boxes filled with toys, hygiene products, and other items brighten the holidays. Yes, these boxes are filled with items that many Americans take for granted like toothbrushes and soap. It wasn’t hard to see how a touching and heartfelt piece on OCC could be produced by localizing the story.
We were able to reach out to a few community members, friends, and family to really learn what Operation Christmas Child was about, as well as make some contacts to set up an interview.
We got in touch with Brenda Bailey. She organizes the church-relations side of Operation Christmas child as well as participating in the program. This was Brenda’s fifth year of volunteering her time, so she had some great expericenes to share in addition to some background information on how and why she got involved. The interview went great and we were able to use it to tell the foundation of our story really well.
As we began editing, Brenda’s interview layed out really well with our b-roll and voicework. We did have to go back and film some more b-rolll, but we got it done pretty easily and it looked great.
MT (our adviser) was able to help us sit down and wrap it up by looking for anything that we may have missed and also giving some advice. With her input, the story was complete.
Overall, we feel that the story flows really well and it does a good job of explaining what Operation Christmas Child stands for. We hope it encourages you to support a cause you care for and give back this Christmas season!