Voting for the First Time
Voting is a very big part of being a US citizen. Going to vote will literally change your life. Whether it be a new governor or a tax proposition; what you vote on will affect you. These first-time voters took to the polls to make sure that they did their civic duty to vote and I was excited to tell their story.
At first I struggled to get interviews with scheduling conflicts. But once I got one interview, it just snowballed. I would get help from other classmates who voted. I really liked interviewing people to see the difference in how they viewed voting. Some only voted if it pertained to some specific aspect of their life and some voted for what they think would be best for their community.
Getting b-roll was easier than getting the interviews done. Many of the interviewees had a picture of them voting or someone that they knew had pictures of their "I voted" stickers. I found a few pictures of Missouri’s senate debates and mock ballots to use that were labeled for re-use by the media, too.
I hope that this video will motivate new voters to do their duty and vote for their future. Maybe it will even encourage older voters to continue voting.