Need it. And lots of it. Pictures, artifacts, records...John draws the airplane/missile/helicopter and it must back-up to the reality of that particular machine. There's too the process of sorting out the story. Some stories make better video than others, some better written-word than video and some stories are better left untold.
Producing an OGTA episode is "Feature-rich" - the veteran and immediate family get museum-quality prints of the aircraft, OGTA Challenge Coins are rather cool, chances are good the story will end up on Public Broadcasting and the publicity can be well-deserved. However, each episode can have hundreds of hours in production and travel expenses for a small team.
Put in other terms, producing an OGTA episode is like buying a car. Not a motorcycle. Not a go-kart and not a HotWheel. A car. And a decent one.
Let's say you've got the perfect Old Guy and are eager to make the investment. One last aspect of production needs to be understood—OGTA is 'in charge.' Though we're probably among the nicest and accommodating 'film-types' you'll ever meet, the creative, directorial and conceptional aspects of the episode are OGTA's and OGTA's alone. And, at the end of the job, OGTA/TRC, Inc. owns and retains the copyright.
Nevertheless, got an idea? Requirement? Just ask. OGTA may be "The Boss" but we also (mostly likely) want the same thing that our Sponsors and Patrons do, too.
If "awards" are a barometer of success, our team has won hundreds, collectively and separately. If "publicity" is the better barometer, OGTA has been on numerous PBS affiliates nationwide, featured in scores (repeat) of news stories, worldwide. If "satisfaction" is the real key, well...so far everyone's been thrilled! (fans, families and Old Guys alike).
But. The real qualification is this: WE. LOVE. THIS. WORK. OGTA is made up of passionate patriots who love wisdom, legacy, history and learning from culture. The only agenda we have is to craft a story that somehow, someway inspires someone else to be a better human.
Interested? Email John Mollison by clicking here.