September 29, 2016
John D. Rockefeller
Man, I wonder how much money he made from this ICONIC invention. What could he possibly do with all of it at that point in time. It’s crazy to think that Mr. Rockefeller actually put his foot in the door for the oil industry. The man was extremely smart and full of power. A go getter to say the least.
This is the first documentary that I have seen in this project. I absolutely loved the way the information was expressed and the images used. Many people really don’t connect Rockefeller to Cleveland off the top of their heads. His oil company was the reason that Cleveland was out on the map. I appreciated the way you were able to portray Rockefeller’s humble beginnings.
Rachel, this video was very well-done. I was impressed by the video footage you found to use in your documentary, which helped to guide your narrative and keep the viewer engaged. Sometimes having too many still images in a micro-documentary can make videos boring, so you did a good job showing intriguing footage. I didn’t know that Rockefeller was so young when he began his professional career, either. Overall, your information was helpful and informative about the basic aspects of Rockefeller’s life and accomplishments. This would be a really nice video with just a little work cleaning up your voice over, which sounds a bit choppy at certain points. Voice overs are difficult to pull off, so again, kudos to you. Great job.