Monday Close Up: My Craft
A new year, a new month - a new Monday Close Up.
Unfortunately, my first month to find and produce a story (written and visually) was disappointing. No, not because of the story I worked on, but because my first go-to stories were canceled last minute. I was crushed.
Usually, I get virtually as much time as needed. In most cases, I work on my stories for a week, more if needed.
In this case, since I had nothing to go to by Tuesday night I resorted to begging.
I beg and pleaded to my editor and co-workers to give up a source and story for me to work on. Thankfully, Mark willingly responded to my request and gave me a great story. I owe him big time and I am still not sure why he gave up such an awesome story.
In four hours total, I shot and interviewed American Fork resident Diana Kleyensteuber. And the next day for another couple hours, I toned, captioned, wrote, and produced my story.
She is a well-known sewer, regular at the Humanitarian Center, otherwise known as, the American Fork East LDS Stake Center. Each Wednesday for the past five years she has been getting up early in the morning to donate and share her abilities.