Tahoe Production House recently participated in a video production in partnership with South Lake Tahoe High School and Douglas High School. Tahoe Production House was tasked with documenting a powerful program designed to discourage teenage drinking and driving and texting and driving.
“Every 15 Minutes” is a national and global program that takes place at high schools all over the country and world: “Unique in its design and powerful in its impact, “Every 15 Minutes” is an educational experience that reminds us all of the dangers associated with driving while impaired and texting.” A serious automobile accident is dramatically staged—with members of the student body “acting” as drunk drivers and their passengers—and the rest of the students watch what unfolds as first responders care for the wounded and “dead.”
The South Tahoe High School Every 15 Minutes re-enactment included first responders from Barton Memorial, SLT Police, SLT Fire and California Highway Patrol. The program is a two-day event: the first is the automobile crash scene conducted on the football field at STHS, the second day tells the story of what happened to all the students involved in the crash after they were taken away from the scene. Day two was an assembly in which the video of the aftermath was shown to the students.
Our responsibility for the video production was to document all aspects of the staging. In order to show multiple perspectives of the re-enactment (the first responders arriving on the scene, the crash site rescues, the County Morgue, Barton ER, Police Department booking DUI’s, etc.) we had four cameras rolling throughout the day.
Tahoe Production House used four editors in an all night edit in order to have the aftermath video ready to go for the student assembly on day two.
Tahoe Production House was honored to be apart of such a powerful and important program designed to educate teenagers of the real dangers of drinking and driving (and texting)…and ultimately save lives.
To learn more about the Every 15 Minutes Program, go to: