Client: digital OutPost (for Joint IED Defeat Organization)
Spanning the post-WWII era through today's counter-insurgency efforts, this 40 minute mini-doc explores the evolution of modern military planning. With locations in California, New York City, Washington D.C. and the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, we interviewed Marines who were directly involved, as well as historians and military scholars.
An enthusiast of military history, I jumped at the chance to sit down with these Marines-- from senior NCOs to Generals-- to discuss operations that many people have never heard of, and that fewer still would have the courage to undertake.
In addition to shooting this new material, we also scoured the National Archives, the Library of Congress and private collections (among other sources) for existing footage to help tell the story. Much of this footage, had rarely been viewed by the public, and it was incredible being allowed to sift through the these personal collections.
As an added bonus, this project gave me the opportunity to work with Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs, Deadliest Catch). Mr. Rowe is an ardent supporter of the military, and in that continued effort he graciously lent his unmistakable voice to this piece.