Somehow I wound up on stage. With a spatula. Flipping pancakes. Miraculously catching them.
Another 7 am shoot today. The second of three in a row. Again paired with Todd Fraser.
This morning’s scene was among around 1,000 citizens at the Bricktown Ballpark for the 2008 Campaign Kickoff for the Central Oklahoma United Way.
Todd and I are working on an upcoming commercial for The Oklahoman. We had previously decided to shoot various sunrise scenes downtown, including construction and the skyline.
As it turned out, griddles were being fired up around the block at the same time, so we stopped by to shoot a quick package.
I mean, why not? Sounds fun. I figured one flip and I’d be off the stage.
Instead, Alex Cameron of NEWS 9 fame and I went to a flip-off sudden death and then another. I have no idea how the pancake found my spatula, but I did bring a classy plaque back to the office. Good to see Alex again, he does a great job and was always great to work with when I did the NEWS 9 gig.
United Way announced its Central Oklahoma chapter’s campaign goal would be $18.5 million for 2008. It raised a then-record $16.5 million in 2006 and topped it with $18.1 million last year.
Last Saturday, Travelers Aid held its 8th annual charity fundraiser called American Tourist. Each year it’s a different theme. This year’s theme: American Tourist visits the Wild, Wild West. WWW. My kinda event. Held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, over 400 people attended the event, raising money for the poor and homeless.
Travelers Aid and Homeless Assistance Center serves the homeless and impoverished by providing case management and stabilizing resources to meet basic social needs. The ultimate goal is to assist individuals and families to reach their potential with the ability to support themselves and contribute back to their community.
I’ll never look at a backpack the same way.
I worked at Feed the Children last night. The organization relies on local citizens and corporations and groups to volunteer time to assist with various needs. Last night, Chesapeake helped with backpacks – stuffing backpacks with school supplies and personal hygiene.
Good cause. Good people.