Story Approach

What is the narrative spine for our piece?

The narrative spine for our piece is to show the life of Scott Touchet (Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Oakland Raiders). Show his journey to become an athletic trainer, show how he deals with his life busy life on the road away from his family, and show how he handles life with superstar athletes. 

What are your main characters? What are your plans for getting footage besides boring talking head shots?

Our main character will be Assistant Athletic Trainer Scott Touchet. Our plans for getting footage will be showing footage at the facility in Alameda, possibly game footage and footage of the stadium. The footage we should also be getting is the view of the lives that Scott Touchet effects, i.e. His wife, kids, and athletes that have been affected by his care.

How is conflict driving your story?

Conflict is driven in our story because Scott Touchet is a hard working man who wants to provide the best life for his family. The problem for him is that he must be on the road during the NFL season which lasts 7 months out of the year. So in order to provide the life that his family wants, he must sacrifice his time and effort by being away from his family the majority of the year. This is includes missing kids sporting events, many holidays, and family get togethers.

What kind of change do you wish to unfold within your piece?

The change that we want to show in our piece is that Scott Touchet changed his mind on what he wanted to do with his life when his knee was injured and he got introduced in sports medicine in high school.

What’s the inciting incident and point of entry in your story?

The inciting incident that we are going to portray is that that Scott Touchet has to make a decision to either work for long hours and be away from family but provide for his family or be with family more and not be able to provide as much for them.

What issues do you foresee making your piece visually strong?

Our project is going great and we have a plan for shooting everything and we don’t see any issues with our project.