I am so excited about my story this week about a sweet corn farm in St. Johns!! I kind of went out of my element for the piece. The cool behind the scenes part of this story is that I actually interviewed him on two different days, but I never showed him from the first day. I covered up all of that interview with shots from the second day!
I first called Andy on a Thursday and told him I was interested in doing a feature story on his farm. He said I could come whenever and welcomed me and was so kind! So, I came the next day and we had a long sit down interview in his shop where I got to know him.
Then, he showed me around his shop and nursery and I told him I would like to film the farm. He said they had already gone and picked that morning and that the best time for me to come was at 6 a.m. when they pick!!
Since, the farm is in St. Johns, I left my apartment at 5:30 a.m. that Saturday morning!! I made it there when they were drinking coffee and loading up the truck to come to the Meridian Farmers Market!
We left at 6:15 for the farm which was a few miles down the road. I got there just in time for the sunrise. The first shot of this package was the first shot I took of the day. I had a great time and they were all so nice and let me put a wireless mic on some of them picking so I could get sound of the corn. I told them I would die if I didn’t get the sound of the corn cracking!! They thought that was hilarious.
Needless to say I am so happy that I got up early and went because the story would have been nothing without it. I just emailed it to Andy and am so excited for his response.