Lynn Gainy, Project Coordinator for Home Depot, presents Creating a Home Disaster Preparedness Kit. In this three-part program, Lynn describes her experiences with disaster situations and how we can prepare ourselves for these events. Individual “grab-and-go” kits, establishing an out of area emergency contact, identifying rendezvous sites, kits for children, and family-size kits in a trash can are some of the topics discussed. What items to put in your kit, why you need them and suggestions for their use are covered in Lynn’s presentation.
The program is divided into three parts to make online viewing more convenient. Part 3 closes with recommendations where you can get more information on disaster preparedness in your area.
This program was produced by Ron Powell for Santa Cruz Community Television.
After all the planning meetings, unfilled requests for storyboards or outlines, unfilled requests for pre-shoot location scouts, and unreturned phone calls, the project goes into its first day of production. On the morning of the shoot day, talent produces a “script” of stiff “officialize” language that contains concepts never discussed in any of the planning meetings. Forty-five minutes later, with two editors rewriting the script, we have something that is almost readable but still contains new topics requireing additional cover shots that have to be planned and scheduled.
Off to the location and the production crew swings into action setting up equipment. Or at least that was my hope. I’m working with two people still quite new to the concepts of video production. I provide instruction on how to hold and aim a shotgun mic on a pole to one person and how to position a reflector to the other crew member. This instruction appears to be quickly forgotten. All this time “talent” is suppose to be learning their lines. Comes time for the first shot and our non-professional tallent looks like he’s standing in front of a fireing squad. Is this the same person who told me that for two years he was responsible for producing an hour of training videos per week? And so it begins.