In the end, the solution to our biggest hurdle of time was teamwork and collaboration.
To tackle coverage of this story, MediaStorm enlisted the efforts of Director of Photography Rick Gershon
and Professional in Residence Rob Finch
. With a two person team we were able to divide and conquer in the field which allowed us to effectively double our efforts in coverage.
Also, in order to deal with the tight turn around we transcoded the files in the field while we were out shooting or at night while sleeping, and we also exported AIF files of the interviews and sent them back to the office to be transcribed. This saved us valuable time in and allowed us to be more creative when we returned from the field.
In post production back at the MediaStorm studio is really where collaboration made this project possible in such a short period of time. We used four different producers to edit this project. We kept one focused purely on cutting and organizing the broll, two to focus purely on cutting the narrative, and another to finally put all the pieces together into one piece.
This team effort allowed us to cover more ground in less time and made the piece stronger through discussion and collaboration.