"Teach by Example" is a spot where a simple statement can be profound. Our hero thought that "all he did was hold the light," but now, looking back as an adult, he saw the wisdom his father was sharing with him, and how important it was to serve.
Production of "Teach by Example" was strenuous, as it involved filming in many different locations such as basements and garages. In one short scene where the boy and his father run out of the garage, FBL employed a rain truck sending water over the boy and his father, and another small rain simulator in front of the camera's lens to give the impression that rain was falling from the viewer's standpoint right up to the action.
MUSIC: There are heroes
ANNCR/SUPER: My dad fixed things for everyone.
MUSIC: whose names we never hear, reaching out to help their fellow man.
ANNCR/SUPER: and me?
MUSIC: There are dreamers
ANNCR/SUPER: Well, I just held the light.
MUSIC: who are making dreams come true, taking time to teach the children that theres nothing they cant do. All it takes is a point of light
ANNCR/SUPER: Over the years we fixed things for friends we knew, and some we didnt. He was teaching me more than just how to fix things.
MUSIC: a ray of hope in the darkest night. If you see whats wrong and you try to make it right
ANNCR/SUPER: Teaching by example
MUSIC: You will be a point of light.
ANNCR/SUPER: Pass it on. A message from The Foundation for a Better Life.
Teaching By Example. Pass It On!