Actually this is a test of updating the blog via iPhone.
But I did find some excellent gifts at Beef Jerky Emporium today, located at Britton and May in NW OKC. Tamales, hot sauce, red beans and rice, apple butter and, of course, beef jerky.
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.
Ryan Parrott, chef/owner of Iguana Grill, sat down a couple weeks ago with us. In fact, it was the same night we shot the interviews for the upcoming Skirvin video with Steve Lackmeyer and Jack Money.
Tanner Herriott and Dave Cathey handled the interview with Parrott. Tanner used the Canon 7D and a Zoom audio recorder. Great images, audio sounded great too considering it was only the onboard Zoom mic, stereo setting. Notice the “Top Chef” type shooting of the food and the rich colors.
And the funky music.
Here’s the latest in our six-part video series for Creative Oklahoma.
Bart Conner, sat down for two interviews over a six month period. We didn’t plan it that way, but it turned out like that. Bart is a great guy. He has more accomplishments than most could ever dream about having. Everytime I’ve encountered Bart, he’s been friendly, helpful and upbeat.
So he graciously took time at his academy to talk about creativity and Oklahoma. You can watch this video here and on stateofcreativity.com (scroll down on the home page). You’ll find the entire series there as well.
I was in Moore tonight going over some music with the guys in the band, decided to drive by Hastings in Norman. Were people camped out just for Sarah Palin’s book signing Thursday night?
Yes they were.
Yes it was cold.
No, I didn’t really get out of the car.
Yes it was cold.