Hello, my name is Logan Daniels-Engevold and I am a member of the Healthy Voices Healthy Choices coalition here in Anchorage, Alaska. As a youth involved in the filming of the newest installation of the Be [You] campaign, I had a great time during the making of the commercials. I was working with John Conn with Stage 2 Productions to film. He is a great filmmaker and really made sure that the youth involved with the project had a voice and would say what they felt. The youth voice is really what sets this commercial apart from others I have been involved in making.
John brought some really nice equipment with him to make this commercial, such as a RED camera which has been used to film many Hollywood movies. It is super clear and has a million different options to film with. John and I started in Wasilla, filming the Air Force JROTC program at Wasilla High School. After John and I finished that shoot, we headed out to Palmer to film teenagers in the area hanging out. Then John and I came back to Anchorage to film a couple more scenes. That all happened in day one.
Day two started bright and early with a plane ride to Ketchikan. Once in Ketchikan, John and I immediately started filming high school students at Ketchikan High School. The shots we took in Ketchikan were at a dock, at a coffee shop, and at a house with a few inspirational outdoor shots as well (weather permitting). The second day John and I were in Ketchikan it rained sideways and everyone and everything got drenched to the bone. But even with the bad weather I still had a great time during the making of these commercials and learned a lot from John.