This 30-second clip is my entry to Parental Rights (parentalrights.org) PROclaim video contest. I entered “Concerned for the Future” into the Commercials category.
I was able to put a script together, shoot the footage, then produce the video this morning. Getting the script right was the most challenging because I had just written it and did not have any kind of teleprompter for the footage. All the dramatic lighting shots (black background) were shot late last night, and the outdoor scenes were around 8am this morning. It took over 20 minutes of footage just to get the right outdoor scene of me standing in the grass. This was mainly because I had to a) get my 30-second spiel right and b) battle the commuters going to work and nature’s friendly morning sounds. :)
The part I enjoy most about videography and producing videos is usually how the video communicates. In all the steps of creating videos, editing is my favorite because it is the most creative part of the process.
Making this TV spot also made me think about my children’s future – “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6 I believe that way is through parenthood, not government.