The computer animation in this video recreates the flight path and Hudson river landing of US Airways Flight 1549. Although the details of the story are by now familiar to nearly everyone—the plane hit a couple of geese, which took out the engines, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing on the Hudson, saving the lives of everyone on board—the animation captures the sequence of events in an extremely precise way. The animation is timed to the audio track from the traffic control towers,which really shows how little time there was for the pilot to act. The incident from strike to landing takes about two minutes (the audio has been edited a bit down from its original runtime of around four minutes)
This didn’t go according to plan.
The OKC Chamber released a study this morning about the need for a new convention center. The study said the existing Cox Convention Center, 38 years old, is frankly holding the city back from earning more convention business. Mayor Cornett has been pushing for an improved convention center for a couple years. I heard him talk at length about this at his most recent State of the City address. Well spoken is Mayor Cornett.
Back to my small world. I expected to get the info for a quick video in advance of the study release. We would release a story online at NewsOK with a video around the same time. And I expected that to happen early in the afternoon.
So I’m in our green room this morning a little after 10 prepping for a Made in Oklahoma cooking segment with the Food Dude, The Oklahoman’s food editor Dave Cathey. His guest arrived early so we scrambled to accommodate and get ahead of schedule, which is always nice. Our studio was waiting for Sonya Colberg’s video interview with a local expert on stem cell research, a hot topic in the news with the president’s new policies.
Then we get word the Chamber study is now released. Early. No video ready. I have an outline of a script from Steve Lackmeyer’s story. Quick write-through. Fire up Studio B. Jacquelyn Farris rolls on the Black Magic software, which captures into a QuickTime .mov format. I bang through a quick read, Jacquelyn throws the file back to my laptop in my office.
A lot of our studio shoots go in this manner. We tape, then use post-production time in Final Cut Pro to add soundbites, b-roll, photos, audio and/or graphics. Same deal here. The video is about two minutes. Took about 10 minutes to edit, including building the Photoshop graphics and pulling pictures from our library of photos. The next steps included exporting and encoding into a Flash file and uploading to Brightcove to post on NewsOK. We turned the video in well under an hour.
MIO food segment will be online sometime soon, we often shoot our food segments in advance. Angi Bruss has a Wednesday morning shoot with Sherrel Jones on red beans and rice. We’ll post that online in a few weeks probably. Maybe sooner.
The stem cell video didn’t happen, I think it rescheduled for Wednesday.
Meanwhile Grayson Cook took a tour of the Cox Convention Center this afternoon, shooting video as Mike Carrier from the Convention Visitors Bureau gave us a tour of why the center needs to be improved. Grayson will edit and post that video on Wednesday morning.
Round two of Steve Lackmeyer’s video blog that goes with his OKC Central blog. We shot six of these segments a few weeks ago in Bricktown.
For this episode, Steve interviewed Brent and Brett Brewer, who were gracious enough to spend a few minutes on a Friday morning. They spoke about their late father, Jim, and the legacy of Bricktown events such as next week’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
Woke up this morning, checked the iPhone for the latest emails and Twitter updates. Saw Tweets about an earthquake in the Del City area. Saw an email from Amie Gibson with the Oklahoma Geological Survey.
The Oklahoma Geological Survey recorded a preliminary magnitude 3.4 Earthquake located in the vicinity of Del City and Smith Village Oklahoma. The earthquake happened at 13:07 UTC. Please report felt reports to our website www.okgeosurvey1.gov
Using information from Amie and information gathered by The Oklahoman’s Brian Sargent and Michael Kimball, I voiced and edited a video using images from the OGS web site, NewsOK and a map created with QuikMap.
This Mustang is awesome. I remember my dad had a 1969 Mustang. I remember it developing the same creaks and rattles my 1996 Corvette would develop a couple decades later.
Listen to the engine purr and roar to life in the Eleanor clip. That is pure American muscle.
NewsOK.tv’s ace videographer Tim Money got to tag along with camera rolling as drug agents conducted a sweeping drug raid in Yukon this morning.
UPDATE: This video received numerous video views, a surprisingly high number. Well shot. Good audio and visuals.