We ended up having a late start today but that was a good thing. In the AM we managed to catch up on the social media promotion as well finish off reel 015. There is nearly 2 hours of footage in the can from Pittsburgh. If we hadn't had such a late shoot today I would have started to work on the Toledo footage. I suspect there's a good hour and a half of footage there.
Our first interview didn't begin until 4:30 with a support staff member at (college omitted). The man is a driver for the college shuttle and it was interesting because of the pride he took in being part of that institution. It was visibly obvious the man cared deeply about his school and those that attended it.
How many people in this day an age can honestly say they take pride in their work?
From there we headed uptown to interview two people in their early twenties about what options they had as far as higher education vs trade school is concerned. The girl, 23, is very enthusiastic about spoken word and hip hop and wants to incorporate that skill in a way to get the word out about the occupy movement and hot button issues. The guy was essentially tossed into the role of contingent a few years back with little to no experience teaching. Both are interviews I will never forget.
Afterwards we ended up hitting Tony Packos for Hotdogs and Chili. I'm already regretting it.
I know I've ben promising video blogs along the way but unfortunately I've run out of hard drive space on the laptop as well as the 500 gig external I brought with me. So look for a super blog sometime the beginning of next week.