For me personally, the month of April has been crazy busy. Soccer has been in full swing, we had Prom, and the ACT. At the beginning of the month I was going to do the Grand Opening at Ball Park Village, I could not contact anyone, or make it down to ask about filming and getting interviews. I was really disappointed because everyone in the Saint Louis area was so excited about the opening, and it's a project they've been working on for a couple of years now. When that was not an option, I turned to people I knew. My neighbor owns a restaurant, Pointer's Pizza. At the restaurant they hold a challenge where up to two people have an hour to try and finish a 28", 12 pound, $50, pizza. If the can complete the challenge they are rewarded with $500 and the original $50. I had talked with him about coming down to film the challenge and then get interviews. It was planned out and ready to be filmed however, the day before the contestants backed out, so that project was no more. Finally I talked with a peer who is in a band. Sunday, April 27th, he and his band will be holding a concert at Blueberry Hill. I am excited to see it, and hope an even better project comes form it!!
For this past months project we teamed up with HEC-TV to do small factoids on going green and the city underground. Outside of school I have been really busy so this month has been crazy. I took on one factoid and it seemed like a pretty simple idea but getting the information was really difficult. I was going to focus on Ameren may start putting electrical pole underground. I called to get information as to why they'd want to start doing this and got someone who couldn't tell me. They then told me no one could do interviews because they work 24/7. Eventually I got a hold of someone who gave me some information that you will find in the factoid. Once I had the correct info I chose a date to go outside and film. Thanks to one of my peers, Marissa Glantz, I got it done. Lillian Donahue also went with Tim Gore, from HEC-TV, to get footage of the sewers underground which I used for broll.