This project was a demo for a documentary that was unfortunately never funded. Arlington is all about heart, sound, perfection and honor. The key was to balance each of these elements into a piece that reflects the true spirit of Arlington. I think we were successful and it remains one of my favorite projects.
Most of stories I tell are a longer than thirty seconds. The few commercial projects I get to work on are a great exercise in concise storytelling, allowing me to practice ruthless elimination of the nonessential.
This project, produced by Road Pictures for The Mind Trust, was designed to recruit teachers and partners. It utilizes documentary style storytelling to spread the word about The Mind Trust, it’s mission and it’s fellows.
I first worked with Dave during the early years of WFYI's Across Indiana. When he told me that he was leaving KCBS to work on his own I jumped at the chance to cut his trailer. It features snippets of his best stories that are smoothly joined together musical montages.