As documentary filmmakers, we are very good at staying out of the shot. As a result, we tend to have very little video of each other. I hope this short video captures a little bit of the Dick Blofson (1933-2020) we knew and loved.
Dick was an original co-founder of Telequest, Inc. But so, so much more. More about Dick.
Dropping out of high school is a life-changing experience, generally for the worse. Decent jobs are nearly impossible to come by, and life is a struggle. We recently completed the third in a series of films profiling people of all ages and backgrounds who overcame the odds … and got their high school equivalency degree, opening doors to a future that had been closed to them. At the center of each story is the HiSET® high school equivalency test, created by ETS to assist adult education programs around the country. We visited Louisiana, Iowa, Maine, New Hampshire and Tennessee to profile these remarkable people who are now moving forward to better lives for themselves and their families.
This film tells the story of four Louisianans: Latasha, Holden, Alexander and Tracy:
The previous films in this series profiled a blackjack dealer, a mechanical engineering student, a young mom and a prison inmate in Iowa; and a sound engineer, a factory worker, an animal trainer, a recent immigrant and an inmate in Maine, New Hampshire and Tennessee.
Telequest produced a video, pro bono, for the Princeton Education Foundation, to tell the story about its teacher mini grant program. Teachers apply to PEF for grants to enrich their classrooms with 3D printers, genetic testing of turtles, smart device sensors, mini windmills and more. The video premiered at PEF’s 2015 spring gala and can be viewed on the PEF Facebook page.
We agreed to help out our friends at NRG Energy, to record CEO David Crane and CFO Kirk Andrews taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge … and adding their own twist.