This is just showing off. Seriously. How much work went into this?!
Spent much of Thursday in Stratford, Oklahoma. First time there. Left with four jars of peach jam, peach butter, peach salsa and something else with peaches.
Stratford is known for peaches. And we had a shoot at Peach Crest Farm.
We’re working on a kids show that will be called “Kidchen Expedition.” We’re working with the State Department of Agriculture and Chef Jeff Denton, Director of Child Nutrition from the Ponca City school district. We’ll be taping segments over the next few weeks and compiling into at least five shows for broadcast in our state’s schools.
We are also working with Children’s Theatre on this show. Today we shot with Chef Jeff and four talented youngsters from Children’s Theatre at Peach Crest Farm, where Susan Bergen taught us about produce that goes from the farm to our tables, including the school tables.
Not that we ate healthy at lunch.
We were told there were two options in Stratford and we opted for the faster: McGee’s Cafe. The grilled onion burger in front of me didn’t last long.
David Jones and Kyle Roberts shot with me on this trip. Again we shot with Canon 7D, captured audio with a boom mic and the Zoom. The 14mm on a 7D produces some really nice video. Matching up the nat sound from the Zoom to the 7D footage won’t be easy, we shot 28 GB of video today across four memory cards. Fortunately the wind cooperated (for Oklahoma). We have another round of shooting Friday here in Oklahoma City.
Guilty. Jerome Ersland was found guilty by a jury of his peers today. Jury spent this afternoon deliberating and returned their decision after 4 pm. All the local media was there. Todd Fraser manned our coverage along with Nolan Clay and Steve Gooch at the Oklahoma County Courthouse. Since it was a pool feed (thanks Rich Kriegel, NEWS 9), Todd was able to plug in and record the verdict.
The above video is a news package wrapping up the case to date. Below is the “uncut” version for those who want to watch today’s drama as it unfolded. We cut out about 3 minutes of jury seating.
Storm season. We’ve all been through it. Every year in Oklahoma. This account linked below describes the recent Joplin tornado. Amazing, heroic and sad.
“That’s what I witnessed. That’s what I saw. I mean, people only know about a third of the story. It’s not about just chasing, it’s about helping and saving people. What I witnessed here in Joplin is unimaginable.”
Here’s the latest episode, and the second, in our Open Flame series featuring Dave Cathey as host of a local grilling showcase.
We tape at the American Propane Cabana, which if you haven’t been there, you should. And you should be very jealous. High-end grills under a cabana with a flat screen.
What more does a guy need?
So we shot this a couple weeks ago. The first episode had three chefs. This time we added two more guys at the grills and additional segments with Jim Grigsby, owner at American Propane.
Chefs included Ryan Parrott from Iguana Grill and Table One, DeLancey Miller who supplied the fish, Kevin Lee from downtown’s Burger Rush (he’s looking to expand into other areas, stay tuned) and Luke Fry from A Good Egg Dining and Republic Gastropub.
We shot this with two Canon 7D cameras, but also added some entertainment features during the taping. We used component cables from a JVC cam to Jim’s flat screen so those attending (about 30-40) could watch up close from their seats. We also used our wireless mics in our PA system for additional sound. The highway is right next to American Propane, although Luke Fry doesn’t have a problem cutting over that noise.
Needless to say, the food was amazing. Great grilling action by all. We have four more episodes to go, one each month of the summer.