Angi Bruss and Kyle Roberts shot this video in preparation of this week’s Big 12 basketball tournaments.
Angi Bruss, Tanner Herriott and I taped an interview with Ford Center GM Gary Desjardins today. Then we went up to the rafters and taped a couple of intros on the catwalks. All of this is for an upcoming video that features a time lapse of how the Ford Center swaps floors, from dirt to ice to the basketball floor.
So we shot a typical “hey we’re high atop the Ford Center on the catwalk” standup. Then we tortured poor Rob Agnew from the Ford Center into braving the heights for a little longer to shoot a second standup, playing off the NewsOK billboard at the ends of the Ford Center.
Those catwalks are quite stable really.
But way up there.
Tanner Herriott shot four days on the catwalks, often in the middle of the night, thousands of photos at a time. Then he is adding a cool Photoshop effect. Should be some decent stuff. See below, they look like toy trucks.
Fairly busy morning in the OPUBCO Studios. Expect upcoming videos on the Lord of the Dance and the Ford Center.
Angi Bruss interviewed Jason Gorman, lead dancer in the national tour of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance.
Angi and I will hit the Ford Center this afternoon to complete a time lapse video. Tanner Herriott has been losing sleep, spending time in the Ford Center’s rafters. From the cat walk he has taken thousand’s of photos, capturing the Ford Center’s workers putting down dirt, ice and the hardwood for various events. Look for that video later this week or next.
In the meantime, check out the Coffee Break video. It’s a quick preview of just a few videos online at NewsOK.tv today.
More detailed explanation on this series soon. Angi and I knocked a few highlights of existing videos on NewsOK.tv.
Damon Fontenot is covering the Thunder announcements tonight: trade involving Tyson Chandler (who is on Twitter), new mascot and the game vs. the Hornets. Tim Money has been in Cushing all day covering the developments in the triple homicide. We have some video online, expect more soon.
Many emails requested more live driving this morning. But we know OKC is a grown up city. It’s even a big league city as Mayor Mick might say. So we left the driving to the every day road warriors.
Our crews were also around OKC at various assignments:
Of course, Damon Fontenot will file two videos from the Ford Center later tonight. Or possibly early in the morning, sometimes those deals run long. Press conference and the Jackie Cooper BMW Post Game Show with The Oklahoman (longest title for a current NewsOK segment) will be posted following the final buzzer. Thunder and Grizz, tips at 7.
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…