We worked on this video off and on over a two week period. Tony Thornton from Devon Energy got us terrace access, third floor of the Chase building that overlooks the Skirvin entrance, for the interview with authors Steve Lackmeyer and Jack Money, formerly of The Oklahoman.
We actually planned to do the entire shoot up there, but suffered equipment failure (batteries died).
The interview and standups were shot using the Canon 7D, capturing audio with the Zoom. A few days after the interview we shot the standup and we shot it a little earlier in the day. I wanted a “downtown street” feel and look. Note the cool red Viper in the background on some of the standups.
Also, I’m always amazed how many people work downtown. In fact we ran into The Oklahoman’s Jim Beckel on the interview shoot. He was carrying boots, headed to the Underground, where apparently there exists a cobbler. Who knew?
I read the book a couple weeks ago. Steve advanced me two PDFs. It’s a good read. The boys did a great job covering the time-line of Oklahoma City’s history as it related to the Skirvin. Or maybe how the Skirvin has changed as Oklahoma City has grown.
And of course I took a few iPhone pics too.