Renaissance Learning “Lonnie”

This short documentary for Renaissance Learning was a very rewarding project to edit. What began as more than 12 hours of raw footage, shot over a 4 day weekend in Tennessee by Jerry Emmerich and Michael Palzkill, made its way down to a very emotional and engrossing 6 minute video documenting Lonnie’s struggle with reading. One of the rewarding aspects of this project was to be able to adhere to a strict documentary formula for most of the video and avoid selling points, product mentions or any voice over. This allowed the video to be free of any sort of marketing distractions and focus solely on the story being told by its subjects. Directed by Greg Swank, produced by Tom Kermgard and editing was done in Final Cut Pro.