I thought I’d give a brief, behind-the-scenes look at how we go about collecting photos and videos for the week.
We have two volunteers, Roger and Katie, who are our photographer and videographer respectively. Roger is a professional photographer who specializes in the wildlife and landscapes of West Michigan. If you get a chance, browse through his photos as they provide a wonderful glimpse into Michigan’s natural beauty. Roger’s been our photographer for every Serve, going back four years now.
Katie is one of the technology team’s newest volunteers. She’s armed with her Flip video camera and charged with finding the stories at each work site. In that sense, she’s really a video journalist/storyteller and she’s been doing an awesome job.
We try very hard to get every Serve participant as the week progresses, as we know they all have friends and family back home who are looking for them. Unfortunately it’s a tricky job as a particular group’s work site assignment can change from day to day or even hour to hour. The team may show up at a work site to film a group they haven’t seen before, only to find that the group has moved on and the current group is one they got the day before. Bear with us as we try to make sure we get everyone – if there’s someone you just can’t find, send them a message and tell them to jump in front of the camera! 🙂
One reminder: we have many more photos than what we highlight here at the Serve site. To browse all the photos, head over to our Flickr account and peruse through the entire collection. You might just find that special person you’re looking for!