Early on a Saturday morning, people gather around a green truck full of saplings. At the farmer’s market in northwest Columbia, the Arbor Day Tree Giveaway has begun, and 1,000 young trees are up for grabs. The rain may keep the numbers of visitors lower, but I’m still there with my MoJo kit and a rain jacket.
I pulled out my iPhone and went to work collecting b-roll and interviews with people picking up trees. Normally, rain and reporting together stress me out, trying to carry an umbrella AND all that extra equipment, but with just the little kit, the weather didn’t stop me and I got to get some closer shots, as well as blend in better.