In class today, We watched six videos that basically showed me that everyone does have a story.The two stories that had a bigger affect on me were the six year old boy who seeks smiles and the middle school football players. The boy who seeks smiles known as Jaden Hayes had a really amazing story! He lost his father when he was just four years old and then lost his mom suddenly at just six years old. Now living with his aunt he realized that he didn't like seeing people sad and with that he decided that he would get toys like rubber duckies and just randomly give them to people hoping to put a big smile on their face and make there day better! It also helped me with recognizing"Hey...You..See...So" throughout the video.When it started off with the "Hey" it had Jaden playing basketball at his house and a couple seconds later it said that he had a lost both his parents at just the age of six. I remember I kept on watching it just for that reason because I wanted to know more; I wanted to know how he was still smiling and being happy. I realized that moment that Steve Hartman had made me so interested in Jaden in less than 30 seconds and that's when I was like I need to capture my audience just like he did! During the second video with the middle school players from Olivet Middle School, I feel like the live video of Keith, who was the boy who wasn't very well known made the game winning touchdown, they showed me how big of an impact these football players had on one kid and to see the wide receiver on the team become emotional about helping Keith out during the game and realizing that if it weren't for that one person to stand up and come up with this plan, he wouldn't have ever thought about giving Keith that final game winning play. This one really helped me realize how to incorporate the "So" in a video. These two videos helped me realize that everyday is a new day and everyone is fighting something and just to be able to make someones day better whether it's a big or small gesture can have a major impact!
"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.Be Kind.Always."-Brad Meltzer