My grandfather died at the beginning of February so I want to do a story on his service as a doctor in the Navy in the Pacific (specifically Guam) during World War II. But I want to add a layer, from the perspective of my own father. When my father was a child at bedtime, his father would sit on the edge of his bed telling him stories from the war. This began my father’s interest in World War II, which he would play out in fields behind his house with his friends in a game they called “Troopers”. Since we only have 7-10 minutes, I think this will create a layer of the story of my grandfather’s Naval experience and a younger generation’s reception of that story. A sort of father-son story.
For the video, I will use photos and pictures my family have of my grandfather’s time during the war and any other pictures I can find from that era, if the Navy or other relevant agencies have made their archives public. As far as sound, ideally I would like to tape my dad and have him tell the story. If I use music, I want it to be subtle, but not sad.