SAMPLE 1: VOICE OF KING
ABC News produced this piece in honor of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday in 2017. I discussed the materials we would need with the producer before he traveled to Atlanta for the shoot. As is my preferred method of working, I edited the whole piece from raw footage generating the script while creating the rough cut. I then worked with the Producer and Executive Producer to finalize the piece for air.
Telling the story of one of the greatest men in history in a short format would almost necessarily present an incomplete and flawed picture and would be at risk of being trite. Instead, Voice of King offers a different perspective on the legacy of Dr. King by focusing on how he has inspired one man, Stephon Ferguson, and how that inspiration is then transmitted to a younger generation. I believe it succeeds in painting an accurate portrait of a man who has truly found his calling in life and in presenting him in a relatable way. I believe however, that I should have tightened up the top to grab the audience as the mustache trimming footage is not necessarily the most gripping material. In addition, we could have made the piece more thought-provoking with additional voices to comment on how Stephon's work relates to Dr. King's legacy.