ACT I—The Alarm’s Call!
I awoke with a start, like a jolt through my heart
As though my mind instinctively knew
That if I didn’t obey, there’d be hell to pay
Normally, when someone things of the phrase, "supporting a cause", the first thing that comes to mind is charity or a political campaign that is endorsed by large companies and what not. That person may also think of homegrown entities that focus in on helping their local community specifically, instead of something larger scale. However, what few people seem to think of is helping small businesses in general (who may or may not have any sort of charity or political cause behind their business) by simply purchasing products or services from them. For the most part, such entities are largely ignored in favor of going towards bigger markets such as major grocery stores, big conglomerate businesses, and major publishing entities, and given the hard work they go through on the daily to build up interest in their business, the small business entity needs and deserves greater attention.
What if it were possible
To see souls instead of flesh?
How would our minds change?
Would it only be then that we treat each other better?
What happens when you’re too close to 30,
Still living with your folks,
Struggling to make ends meet as best as you can,
And having your world and hard work implode
Video production is an intimidating branch of marketing for obvious reasons; the cost of either acquiring a camera or paying someone who owns a camera to shoot the video is usually high. Getting a video editor or even just software is also costly. Even hiring someone on to take care of hair and makeup can be quite daunting. Then there's preproduction work, meaning meetings with not just the crew to do the job (after you've found the right people to do it), but with other members of the board, as well as higher ups in the company and those who are actually representing the company in the video if you have someone speaking to the camera.
"You are such a burden on this family!"
"I'm not going to help you! You need to start supporting your own damned self!"
"When does it end? When will you finally get your life together and grow up?"