Longstride

The Ohio Environmental Council

“Harnessing The Wind” Video

Initially asked to help write more journalistic pieces and profiles about wind energy in Ohio, we worked closely with the client in deciding that a video focusing on just one town’s story (Van Wert, NW Ohio) would be more compelling, engaging and increase sharing.

To most, even us before diving in, wind turbines are a bit of a foreign concept—how they work, what they are, why people have such strong, conflicting opinions about them? With the help of the wind plants, our client and townspeople, we located a wide selection of candidates to interview, packed up our gear and brought our passion and curiosity for storytelling to the farms, schools and offices of this town so the people could tell the state of Ohio just how important wind energy was to them, and why we need to continue pushing our legislators to embrace wind farms. We also brought our drone, which was a fun toy to have for much of our b-roll shots.