Hey – those are Wayne Coyne’s words, not mine. Check out the interview. Gene Triplett, as always, does a great job of leading Wayne through a 20 minute conversation of all kinds of things.
And an orange coat.
And is always a cool if not interesting interview. For example, here’s this quote from Thursday’s Oklahoman about what Oklahomans are thankful for this holday season:
From lead singer Wayne Coyne: “Let it be said that I believe we live in an endlessly fascinating world and that simply being alive and healthy are already great mysterious gifts. But I recently injured some nerves in my neck. There are rumors that I was in a fi ght with Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails while we were in Mexico City. But sadly, I think I just slept on it in a bad position. Anyway, there were and occasionally still are strange pains that shoot through my arms and shoulders. … My point is – that drugs get a bad rap in these times of health consciousness, but the painkiller is a glorious life-changing invention, and it belongs at the top of any list of things that make life wonderful.”
On Wednesday, the Flaming Lips’ front man and manager Scott Booker spent 90 minutes in our studios. Coyne has been great to deal with since we started our little video operation under 2 years ago.
We’ve done video with Coyne with a lengthy one-on-one interview with Gene Triplett in our reception hall.
On Tuesday afternoon Coyne recorded a few Wimgo spots for us. We have something we call the Wimgo Project where various people talk about what they love about Oklahoma. Stuff like favorite restaurant or place to go. And Coyne banged through a commercial script for Wimgo that you will see on broadcast stations soon.
Next, Triplett sat down for round two of his sit down interview with Coyne. This interview advances next week’s New Year’s Eve Freakout hosted and headlined by The Flaming Lips. Triplett and Coyne make for an interesting dynamic: Coyne is so conversational and easy going, Triplett is a little more button down and serious. Both are passionate about music and know the subject of rock and roll through and through.
Look for the print interview and full-length video interview Monday.
Angi Bruss and Coyne finished the 90 minute session with a preview of 2009, his outlook and hopes. We’ll post that Tuesday or Wednesday next week…
Sometimes on NewsOK you’ll see various advertising that is beyond the usual tile or banner. You may have seen the Oklahoma City Philharmonic or a choir “walk out” on the screen of your browser.
We use a green screen in the 7th floor studio, similar to what you see on the local TV stations’ weather segments. You can see in the above picture (click for larger image) Brad Belyeu with a cut-out basketball (yes, basketball) on his head. The newest walk-out ad is more of a “peel-away” ad that you’ll see at the top right corner of your browser.
The Thunder basketball bought this form of advertising on NewsOK and we’ll have it online soon.
Brad is a season ticket holder to the Thunder. We spent about an hour in the studio earlier this week working on this shot. Todd Fraser used C-stands usually meant for lights or shades to work as a window that pushes down; then draped it in green to keep the green screen effect.
Darrishae Potts was given a car today, on Christmas Eve. She’s 19 and looks after her siblings and was completely surprised by the free gift.
The feel-good story is more than that. She is the eldest child of a homicide victim. Her mom isn’t with her this Christmas.
Darrishae works but couldn’t get to work without a car. And good people stepped up today for a good person.
Wendy Kleinman, reporter for The Oklahoman, shot what we term a Tier 1 video. That’s where a reporter covers a story and uses a small camera to get an interview and some b-roll. We then put the video together back in the office.
I gave this video a little gospel instrumental under the open as Darrishae received her car. And beyond that, it’s the girl in her own words. Background of the story is given at the video’s end by Gina Cox, committee chairwoman, Oklahoma Home Builders Foundation.
We actually counted them.
Not really, Brightcove and Omniture did. But we did come up with the most viewed videos of the year from NewsOK, and here are the top 10. We also have a top 10 page for all of NewsOK. It includes blogs, stories and other interesting items.