My story from the 2013 Girls Rock! DC summer camp. I had such a great time following the girls and watching them come together and finally perform. It really was awesome, especially considering that some of the girls had never even played an instrument before the first day.
I chose to focus on some of the older girls, since I felt it was a bit safer from a safety perspective. They also tend to give better interviews. I tried to get a variety of instrument players for the interviews, and looked for at least one girl (Myiah) who was attending for the first time. Truly, it was such a fun experience learning that such an opportunity exists, and watching the girls overcome their differences to put on a real show at the end of the week on stage at the 9:30 Club, one of the most famous music venues in the country.
Now the technical stuff: I shot it all on a Nikon D800 with a JuicedLink audio adaptor, with a shotgun mic and Sennheiser wireless mice for the interviews. I edited in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.