During the time we were wrapping our recruiting video for the United States Coast Guard Academy, we were contracted to produce a commercial for them to air on the BET (Black Entertainment Television) Network. Part of the drive for the recruiting video we were completing for the school was focused on increasing minority interest and […]
This week I wrapped the first draft of the United States Coast Guard Academy recruiting script, 52 pages long, that’s right, the longest script I have written. I read through 63 transcriptions and compiled the best quotes from each interview and then continued the process of only holding on to the best and creating a story from what was left.
While going through this arduous task, I began to reflect back on the many trips I made to the Coast Guard Academy. It started to feel like a second home traveling back to New London, Connecticut, every few months. I traveled to the Academy three times last year and Tam made the trip four times, and each journey had it’s own adventure. My first outing was in May (it was the second time I had been to the Academy, the first being a year prior for a project for their Leadership Institute). On this visit, we interviewed cadets and parents and also Admiral Thad Allen. With every interview I conducted with the cadets, I realized how amazing these young adults were and how the Academy was molding them into the officers they were bound to be. Our days were spent running around the Academy, capturing interviews and b-roll wherever we could.