The National Yoga Craze
Comes to WashMo
by Kate, Cassidy and Lydia
We had several story ideas to pursue, but we decided to cover yoga because Lydia's neighbor is yoga instructor, Melissa Duchatschek. This gave us a great source to describe yoga and its benefits.
Yoga has been quite the trend lately. We wanted to find out why that is. We discovered that it's both mentally and physically advantageous through our interviews with both Melissa Duchatschek and Kamryn Mitchell.
We went to a yoga basics class one morning to get our b-roll. It was actually very relaxing to watch people do yoga, and we were able to get some really cool shots. We used some photos from Present Moment's Facebook page, and we took Kamryn outside to get b-roll of her doing yoga, too.
Slating and logging took several days because both of our interviews were fairly long, and both sources had excellent soundbites that we wanted to include. After we decided what we wanted in our story and which angle we were going to take, we spent a lot of time writing our script because we wanted to let the interviewees' words shine the most.
Overall, we hope our story conveys that yoga is more than "namaste," and it's not limited to flexible people. If you're interested in Present Moment Yoga specifically, visit their website: http://www.presentmomentyoga.com/