"Hey, I got an idea... what if we videod every staff member dancing to Justin Timberlakes song; Can't Stop the Feeling?"
"That sounds like an interesting idea...I like it, let's do it. What do you need from me?"
"Nothing boss, I got it, just might take a few days while I run around and collect video"
That is how it started... This is a simple, not complex, but simple explanation of how a single video made by a teacher @chrissiejMcLean became a story.
"Why are we making this video?"
"Just to show them (the students) that sometimes adults like to have fun too, even teachers!"
"Sounds good to me"
So a week or so went by and then I woke up this morning to a video in my twitter notifications. I watched it and immediately at the beginning started to smile. I had seen no pre-cut work, no draft, here it was and I was excited. I knew right away that I was going to see everyone and was really curious to see how it played out. I could not have been happier with the finished product!
I make videos every week documenting what "our kids" do, but they are predictable, repetitive, etc. I love doing it and don't want to stop, but the novelty has worn off a bit. Totally understandable. This was fresh and a little different. Staff's have done dance videos for many years, but this was "our staff" our #cddolphins. It lived up to my expectations as I saw that youtube link.
Fast forward 4-5 hours and I get this email: It basically stated that a producer from CBS digital wanted to know who created this? How long did it take, and who the teachers were at minutes 1:27 and 2:00. I met with Chrissie and then responded to the email request. I told them the teachers (Ms. Burke, Mrs. Hoban, and Mrs. Jones) and other information about who created it, length, edits, etc. She had received the same email. This is when I knew we were going to get some attention and things might get interesting. It was going out of our sphere of influence and control, which makes me uncomfortable.
Not an hour later and we get a link to an article. Which is far different then the article you are seeing LINK HERE ( It was even worse )
In the article it mentions this: