Monday, January 23, 2012

Kids and Cameras

I love when friends of mine come up with some thing ingenious and then ask if I want to tag along! Last summer a friend came up with the brilliant idea to partner with our local TV station and create a news program run by kids. It was launched in September with a core group of kids ranging in age from second through eighth grades. Each month kids pitch ideas, anchor the desk, produce feature stories, man the studio cameras, and much more.

January's news program focused on the exciting world beyond our little hamlet so my two eldest produced a feature story on what an adoption trip to China is like. So for those of you who don't have access to our tiny little TV station, here is the segment. (the beginning and the end were filmed with my iPhone off the TV so I could show you what the story looked like paired with the studio bit)

I loved working on this with them. The most magical trip of our lives from the point of view of an 8 and 10 year old.


Joyce said...

Lovely video! Your kids are so cute!!!

Larry Cohen said...

This is awesome. I was smiling through it all. What a memory. And the poise and enthusiasm of those two Yates reporters for both the journey and the beautiful outcome did not go unnoticed!

Charity, Gary, Katie, Louie & Natalie said...

Love it Shan! The kids did a fantastic job!

Catherine said...

What a beautiful video of your children telling of Ci Ci's adoption from their view point! Beautiful!!

Congratulations! You have 3 wonderful kiddos there!

Catherine (a friend of Tawni's who found your blog via your comment on her blog. :o)