On the first day of our Impact we went to Must Ministries. We met with Coach Cagle’s wife, Kaye Cagle, who is in charge of many of the things that take place there. We were told what the goal of the video we were making was. Our video was supposed to motivate people donate to Must Ministries in order to have enough money to help around the community. The video will be played at their yearly gala in front of 600-700 people. We went into their food pantry and set up all of our equipment for shooting. We interviewed Dr. Rivera who is the Head of Marietta schools. He spoke on how beneficial Must Ministries has been in the community and the impact they have had on many people. After we got our footage we packed it up and headed to Must Ministries other location.
We were given a tour of the other facility. They showed us how they sort everything out and what stuff they carry. They send out care packages every week that have food, toiletries, and many other products to several in-need families. After the tour, we shot B-roll and got footage for our the gala video. We were then given pizza and drinks during lunch. We started to wrap things up and took a group photo, then headed home.
The week kicked off visiting MUST ministries. We started out at MUST headquarters to film the Marietta school superintendent and the principal of an elementary school. The setup and break down of the equipment took longer than the actual interviews. We then drove across the street to their warehouse. We filmed B-Roll and ate lunch over there. The very best part of that day was meeting new people. We met some volunteers and staff members, all of whom were kind and welcoming.
On our first day of IMPct, we arrived at the school at 8:30 and left at 9:00. We drove in buses to Must Ministries to film two school executives. They talked about what Must Ministries is doing for their community, and what Must Ministries is doing for individual families.
Monday was our main filming day. I was honestly slightly nervous because I had no previous filming experience. However, right after we arrived at Must Ministries, I knew it was going to be a good day. Immediately, our group began to set up our equipment. Our team displayed great cooperation as some of the more experienced students helped out the less experienced ones. Before filming even began, I got to see how much work truly goes into multi-camera filming.
First, we filmed Ms. Mize. Ms. Mize is the principal at Green Acres Elementary. In our video, she discusses the impact the food bank and its resources have on her students. She also told a heartwarming story of a child who had to take turns on which sibling got to eat that day. Next, we filmed Dr. Grant Rivera, the superintendent of Marietta City Schools. He told about the impact of a full stomach on student success.
We then rode down the road to the Must Ministries Warehouse. While we were there, we got to tour the facilities and see how they keep everything organized. After that, we were released to take some B-Role of the facilities. It was really cool to get to see that videography is not just keeping the camera straight but also taking creativity shots. Overall, Monday was my favorite day because I got to know some do my team members and learn a little bit more about videography.
This Monday was an incredible experience for me. Monday, we had the chance to video clips for MUST Ministries. Each camera was specifically placed to take clips of different people. First we had Ashley Mize speak on her testimony about a student who came to school hungry. The student said that it wasn't his turn to eat the night before. It was a very emotional testimony. Next we had the super attendant of Marietta schools, Grant Rivera. He spoke on how families need food, detergent, clothes, etc. Each child needs these resources to do better in school and in life. With the interviews done, we moved onto videoing all of the behind the scenes. After that, we took shots of Home Depot volunteers who helped move donated goods into MUST's Warehouse. Once we were finished with all of this, everyone hopped on the bus and went home.
Monday was a great start for my first IMPACT. My IMPACT group and I went to a MUST ministries building and interviewed two people. We set up all the cameras, lights and audio. Then we had two people to interview, one was a principal and the other was a superintendent. The superintendent talked about a child who came to her asking for food. She asked the child if he had any dinner or breakfast and the child said “No, it was not my turn to eat.”
The principal talked about how MUST ministries has teamed up with some schools in the area, these schools have food pantries for the kids who do not have food for themselves. These schools also help the families of these students. MUST relies on people donating things to them, the two main things are food and toiletries. I've learned that toiletries are something I take for granted, some kids don't come to school because they do not have toiletries.
On the first day, we went to Must Ministries to film two interviews for a must ministry trailer. We had to set up the stage for the talents. I was in charge of the clapper. I had to clap it to show the editors when to align the video. The talents were there to speak on the hunger the kids experienced even in school. It was a interesting experience and I learned much from it.
On Tuesday of IMPACT week, the Video Heroes team was exploring different studios to understand the workflow and process surrounding video production. We visited two locations, Wits End and Vlink studios which both in their own way helped describe the workflow needed for such a large scale production and tips and tricks to help our team build our video. On this part of the trip, I learned about the need for efficiency. We discovered that planning ahead of time for a video by laying out the schedule and having it planned far before you ever turn on a camera. I deeply enjoyed this part of the trip because it explored how in everything that we do, we can plan ahead and understand the process of it before doing it.
This week has been an enlightening week for me. I have been able to learn skills of something I love to do, and I have been able to serve the community. On Monday, we filmed interviews with two people, who had testimonials of Must Ministries. That was a great experience because it showed what a fantastic impact we can make in the community. On Tuesday, we had the opportunity to tour two different video studios, which was very interesting. On Wednesday and Thursday, we worked on finishing the video at the school. IMPACT was a awesome experience for me this year!
This week for IMPACT we worked in groups on making the MUST Ministries gala video. On Monday, we went to one of the MUST workspaces and filmed several interviews with high-level executives from MUST. We then went to a MUST warehouse and filmed Home Depot volunteers making food packages for MUST customers. On Tuesday we went and toured several film studios, being Witt’s End Studios and VLink Solutions. We learned about what it takes to make high-quality videos and ads.
On Wednesday, we stayed at Cornerstone and worked on editing videos. I was in the group that filmed the morning announcements. We filmed most of it and started editing. On Thursday, we finished filming the announcements and continued to edit them and the MUST video.
This week I was in the Videos Heroes IMPACT team. It is not just about filming, but also friendships. I've gotten to know much more about my friends than I have ever learned before. But, back to the filming part. Over the last week, we filmed a whole video, which I thought was awesome. I was in the Behind the Scenes group, and we made a separate video for how we made the video and also bloopers. The people we filmed were a vice president of Marietta city schools and the principle of another school. I really realized the importance of Must Ministries through these two people. We had a lot of fun filming and learning a lot from the talents.
Wednesday was our first day editing our video for the MUST Ministries Gala! I am on the music team for the editing portion of the video making process so my day was spent setting up audio equipment. I was extremely excited to be on this team because I have been running sound for the Musical Theater performances for 2 years and I love running sound whenever I can. It turned out that the sound system was not going to work in the music room like we had hoped it would. This realization came after problem solving for about 2 hours. During those two hours, those of us on the music team had the opportunity to talk about what we were doing and get to know each other better. While we didn’t necessarily get done what we had hoped to sound-wise, I learned a lot about what we were doing and I got to have some cool conversations with some awesome people.
Friday was my favorite day of the IMPACT week. Most of the team played video games and basketball while I took my time putting the finishing touches on my part of the project. We went to Five guys for lunch and I took home nearly five pounds of extra fries just because I felt like it.
This week we filmed videos for Must Ministries and edited them to make the video for the gala. We were able to tour the must donation center and see what it is like. It showed me how it can make an IMPACT on the people in the community. We toured two studios including Wit's studio. We were able to meet the owner of it.
This week we began by taking as much footage as we could to make sure had enough time to take B-role and more audio and then edit. We began filming the Superintendent of Marietta Schools. He helped to explain the impact of the Must school pantries and how the children were asking for food from their teachers. Later, we went to Must’s pantries and filmed several of their workers, displaying the vast amount of donors. We took a ton of B-Role footage of the Home Depot volunteer workers.
We then went to Witt’s end and met a film producer, video editor, and actor. At Witt’s End, we discussed the budget and schedule for our video, and what a real movie schedule would look like. We discussed several common mistakes made by the film industry and learned from them. We ate and then went back to Cornerstone and did a large amount of editing. We almost lost all of our footage but then found it again. Luckily, we were able to finish in time and make our video.
During this week in IMPACT, we were able to help MUST Ministries in producing a video for their annual gala. We went to their campus and interviewed a school superintendent, as well as a school principal. We were also able to visit a couple of film studios for tips on shooting video.
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