BY MEGAN NELSON
For one of my stories here in London, I wanted to do something with a youth or community service group. I wanted to shoot some footage, and Elle was going to write a piece. We researched a lot of churches and youth groups in the London area and sent out a number of e-mails asking if we could attend a youth group meeting or possibly a community service event and interview a few people who participated. After waiting three days for a response and not receiving any, we decided we needed to quickly come up with a new plan. Since we were already going to the Sikh community, we thought we should do a piece on the community kitchen there since that was the aspect we were interested in for our next story.
Before going to the Sikh community, I had been hoping for any footage and a few people who would not mind being interviewed on camera. When we got there, Sukhpreet told us we could film all around. I was very surprised that no one minded all of us filming and taking pictures of everything. I got more than enough good footage to make a nice package, and we were even able to go to the back of the kitchen to interview some of the volunteers. The most difficult part about this was there was a little language barrie, but even with that, all the volunteers were still willing to talk to us. I had a really great time gathering the footage for this story, and I can’t wait to start editing all the good b-roll.