It’s West Virginia day here at Screenwriting from Iowa. Below are three of the Google micro documentaries that I field produced and shot in Charleston and Martinsburg, WV on behalf of Magnet Media in New York City. In total, I did 21 of these last year in six states and they were a blast to work on. Travel, met interesting people, and tell their stories—what’s there not to like.
If you happen to be in Charleston, WV today (March 19, 2012) check out the free event at the Clay Center—Walker Theater to learn more about getting your business online. (Stats show 63% of small businesses in the U.S. aren’t online.) Otherwise, check out the West Virginia Get Your Business online website.
P.S. From the lips of a West Viginian—The 1971 John Denver hit song Take Me Home, Country Roads (written with Taffy Nivert and Bill Danoff) was about Virginia, but the opening line “Almost heaven, West Virgina” worked better because of the four syllables in West Virginia. (Others say that it was originally supposed to be Massachusetts, which also has four-syllables and is Danoff”s home state.) But West Virginia it is, and since 1972 the song has played at every home football game at the West Virginia University. Though some have wanted to change the state motto to “Almost Heaven” it is actually “Mountaineers are always free”—and the state song is West Virginia My Home, The West Virginia Hills, This is My West Virginia.