This past winter, Pet Pals supporters, Don and Sylvia White, offered a generous donation to fund a new project. After several discussions about our current needs, they were intrigued by the idea of creating a professional quality, promotional video to increase community awareness of our amazing Read to Rover therapy dog program and to attract new volunteers who may be inspired by this unique way to serve our community and to do it with their dog.
After some research, we selected Erin and Casey Roberts of Inle Media Company to work with us and guide us though the process. The planning has been intense but enlightening. The committee members working on this have gained an appreciation for all the details that go into making a short video – from crafting a story arc to wardrobe choices. The Roberts team sees some ways in which this project is somewhat different for them. Erin explains: “With some of our jobs we have to find a way to add emotion into the video, it’s clear that everyone involved with R2R has deep emotional connections to the program.” After visiting a school on Read to Rover day, they were impressed “to see first hand how much the kids really enjoy it!”Filming has concluded with two full days – one day at Chimacum Creek Primary School and one day at Salish Coast Elementary School. This included filming reading sessions with the kids and other background shots. There were interviews with teachers, administrators, volunteers, parents, and some of the kids who have experienced Read to Rover. The filming has yielded hours of material to be boiled down to a short video. We are eager to see the results! We will announce the completion of the video and how you can view it in an upcoming eNews. Click here to subscribe to eNews. We will also post here on the website.