Video Story Pitch

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I’d love to do a piece on the Crew team — there’s action, competition, harsh New England elements, and all the makings of an interesting visual project. I would interview the captain, the rowers and the coach, take videos of them rowing, running and working together, and the main focus would be on the team’s upcoming showing at the Head of the Charles, which is the largest regatta in the world.

That said, I am worried about conflict of interest, because I’m on the team. That wouldn’t fly in the real world, so I would completely understand if it doesn’t here, but if there’s a way to make this happen, I think it could be a really interesting topic. If not, I’ve been considering other topics, including something about the Swim team, but I’m not sure yet.

If I do end up going Swim team, I could always interview the swimmers and coaches, and then get footage of their workouts and meets. It’s the same competitive atmosphere, with really dedicated and supportive teammates. I’m just not sure where the story would be going there. They’re not doing anything special now besides their regular season, but maybe that could be a good story? Willing to take any advice I can get.

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