I like this. It's edited so clean and for a story with not much in visuals it is very successful. This is a good example of creative and experienced story-tellers taking an average assignment and making it great. I can admit that I could not have done this, my biggest obstacle now would be me. I would have had a tough time motivating myself to shoot something with no REAL visuals. But this soars with the strength of the quotes and reactions along with an energetic voice over. Thanks for the link Eric. Now I have to get back to work and edit.
Totally agree with you David. I watched and was just wowed about what little they had to work with but still turned shit into shine.
I've been showing Boyd's videos to my Intro to Documentary Class lately. We break down each edit, narration sound bite and look at the use of natural sound. The bottom line here is the writing. You're right Eric, that opening line just sucks you into the story.