by Kaden Meyer, Anna McFarland,
Randi Jenkins, and Cierstyn Jacquin
We had realized how many students in our high school had pets and thought it would be a good idea to produce a story on a pet-related topic.
From there, our first obvious interview was a veterinarian. We called the Washington Animal Hospital and scheduled an appointment with Doctor Daniel Smith. Before speaking with Dr. Smith, we had the opportunity to film b-roll of the pets at the Animal Hospital. As we began the interview with Dr. Smith, we instantly realized he was a great interviewee! He provided great information about proper pet care.
We also had the opportunity to interview kennel worker, Josie Obermark, at school. She was able to give us some great sound bites about how important it is to take care of pets.
The last interviews we conducted were from students who had pets. We found Elise Pruett and Nate French who were more than happy to talk about their furry friends.
Now, all we needed was more b-roll. The Franklin County Humane Society allowed us to get some footage of cats that were up for adoption.
After slating and logging our interviews, we wrote our script. Editing went smoothly and everything seemed to fall into place. After editing, all we had to do was finish up our paperwork.
This was such a fun story to produce. It's about a subject that is near and dear to so many people's hearts. We hope you enjoy it. Maybe it will even inspire some of you to go out and adopt a pet of your own!