One of the greatest aspects of video-making is the opportunity to meet people, peek in on what they're doing with their lives, and to learn about their passions. I'm able to get an inside glimpse into the lives and lifestyles of many people, and while I don't have to make their lives my own, I do get the benefit of seeing them doing what they love to do.
A good friend of mine recently hired me to make a documentary video of a high school softball team he helps coach at a local high school. It was a chance to gain an insight into a sport I've never played before and have little interest in. That doesn't change the fact I was able to meet a wonderful group of young women who really love each other, who truly embrace playing as a team, and who know softball is a great way to prepare themselves for the future. Their determination, self-assurance, and upbeat attitudes made me very hopeful for their generation. I'm thankful for the chance to stand in the dugout and on the field and film them doing what they love - playing softball!