Some afternoons are random in our studios…
As previously mentioned, Andrew Rice led off our video efforts today. The US Senate candidate came in for a 9 am interview with The Oklahoman’s Michael McNutt.
Five sports videos came in succession. Jenni Carlson’s commentary, “Sorry Seattle, Move On,” was taped at 10 am and ranked as the most viewed video on NewsOK today. Closely followed by the latest webisode of the Thunder Girls, our wildly popular series. We’ve posted seven or so webisodes. They always rank as the top one or two videos each day.
Press Row is a show we tape every Thursday at 11:30 am and we stream it live at the same time with a live chat. Since Press Row lasts about a half hour, it takes a while to export, encode, upload and post on NewsOK. Usually it’s online by 1 pm or so.
John Rohde taped his commentary after the Press Row, which featured Rohde, Carlson, Mike Sherman and Mike Baldwin.
I taped the Energy segment at 2 pm. This is another segment that is streamed live and taped for on demand viewing later. Energy usually is a top five to top ten video. It streams live on CleanSkies.tv, an energy only niche channel based in Washington DC.
Ok, after energy we taped entertainment with George Lang and Heather Warlick. This week they provided commentary on the election coverage, a bit of a break from their usual rants about Hollywood and the local music scene.
Sen. Jim Inhofe stopped by for a 3 pm taping with McNutt. Inhofe answered the same three questions we asked Rice, Murphy and Roth earlier this week. Those election videos will be posted Friday morning.
Lang taped his first Static show at 3:30 pm, featuring local talent KC Clifford. She did an interview on cam with Lang, then recorded a couple songs in our smaller studio. We used a projector to illuminate a white board with static, placed in front of a black curtain with blue-gelled lights. Strange, but it accomplished a different look for us.
Meanwhile, Bob Rader, Executive Vice President at Capital West Securities, stopped by to tape with Ed Kelley, Editor of The Oklahoman. This was for a segment that will air during our live election coverage Tuesday night. Rader has been in our studios four or five times now. Very smart, obviously, and very gracious. Big ups to our friends at Saxum Communications for their efforts and help with our election coverage.
We taped two more sports segments at 4 pm: One on One Thundermadness with Sherman, Baldwin and Darnell Mayberry. It’s a weekly look at the Thunder, this mostly recapping last night’s season opener and debating the backcourt. Also we taped the Ford Center promo we call The Oklahoman’s 3-Pointer, Three Things You Need to Know About Tonight’s Game. Look for it on the jumbotron before each home game.
While taping around ten studio shows, we also had Tim Money and Angi Bruss in the field. Angi asked peeps in Bricktown their impressions of opening night for the Thunder. She also interviewed Bricktown merchants about their Halloween specials tomorrow night.
Tanner Herriott, meanwhile, shot today’s Thunder practice, then dropped by a Mesta Park house decorated out the wazoo with Halloween decor. He decided after speaking with the resident to return tonight to get the full effect.
I did a drive-by myself tonight. Saw someone dressed up as a butler in the front yard – complete with flying witches – talking with a family that had stopped by.
One final video – Tanner and Angi shot a wine tasting video at Gaillardia around 4 pm.
You can watch all of these videos on NewsOK.com and on NewsOK.tv, our video-exclusive site.