I had a truly rewarding experience last month shooting a video in beautiful Townsend, TN. If you want to see the Smoky Mountains, but don't want the touristy and more commercial experience offered by places like Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, then Townsend is a must!
Anyway, I was hired to shoot a video for the guild of the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, which is trying to raise money to help kids take field trips there. The GSMHC gives kids a hands-on experience of what life was like in the Smoky Mountains during the pioneers' times.
Leigh Wilson from the guild was incredibly helpful setting this shoot up for me, and hearing stories about life in Townsend only made me and my wife want to retire there.
I'm just putting the final touches on the video, which will be shown at the guild's fundraising gala on May 21. I agreed not to post it until then, but everyone at the GSMHC seems pleased with it.
Jason Jennings is a freelance videographer based in Raleigh, NC. He previously spent more than a decade covering sports for television stations in Florida, North Carolina, Texas and Missouri.