The folks who hired Kevin asked him if he knew any teens who would be willing to be filmed talking about what it's like to be a teen in a military family and what it would mean to have a strong program for youth at the post chapel.
Kevin said, "Why, as a matter of fact, I do."
Kevin came over yesterday to scout out good locations around our neighborhood to do the interview. Then he came back today with a real cameraman and a real camera and a person who had come up with interview questions. He was probably sort of the director too, but he didn't say "cut" or "roll 'em" and he didn't clack together a black and white board at the beginning of each take.
Ben had to get all "miked up". There was a battery pack that was hidden in his pocket and microphone ran up inside his shirt and clipped on at the neck.
They did a few interview questions outside. I had the giggles terribly because Ben is never so still and so serious when he talks. It was like watching a different person.
They took some video of him walking out the door of the house so they can have some interesting shots of teen life on a military base. Apparently coming out of a door is something all teens in a military family can relate to.
It is rather snazzy.
I was thrilled for Ben to have this opportunity and proud of him for doing it.
I just thought it was going to be done outside.
The whole time I was thinking, "Dang, I wish I'd steam cleaned that carpet to get the dog smell out."