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Brave and Beautiful

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When we met about a month ago to discuss production of the Brave and Beautiful section, I had a pretty good idea of how the video could look: black and white with color video footage of the photo shoot. It didn’t exactly work out that way, but the above video remained close to the original concept.

Big credit to all involved in this project from the OPUBCO side and the supporting sponsors.

But the story is the brave and beautiful women whose stories are told within 13 minutes of high definition footage. I hadn’t met any of the ladies prior to the studio session. The photo shoots happened the week of the taping, with the video shoot on a Friday a couple weeks ago. I sat each lady down in the OPUBCO Studios and asked them to tell me about their fight with cancer. Not an easy interview: “Please tell me about the worst moments of your life and how you dealt with it. And please look into the camera.”

Each lady had an amazing and dramatic story. Each were very willing to share their stories and provide advice to those who do and don’t have cancer: early testing and stay strong.

I doubt very much the above video does those stories any justice. But I hope it shares their optimism. I hope it conveys their strength and bravery. I hope it shows their beauty, because each lady showed tremendous bravery and beauty.

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David Morris

Dave Morris serves as Director of Video at OPUBCO, where he's worked since 1996. Morris spent two years as a sports reporter for The Oklahoman before transitioning to online efforts. He has 15 years of digital management with Oklahoman.com and... Read more ›

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