Late Sunday night we recorded a quick video from the Washington DC set. We will meet with Ed Kelley, Mark Greene and Chris Casteel on Monday to go over format, answer questions and finish plugging things together. Maybe hit a Radio Shack.
David Jones, Scott Horton and I hit the National Press Building tonight. D.C. is very quiet on a holiday weekend, especially on a humid Sunday night. The streets were wet, but empty. Only the occasional tourist walking past. Amazing how many foreign languages and accents you overhear while here.
Jones and Horton have done a very nice job in hooking up the equipment for our set which will serve as our D.C. bureau. Reporters Chris Casteel and Mark Greene will have great tools to use for their video reports.
On a side note, I can report the Old Ebbitt Grill knows a thing or two about baking crab cakes.
David Jones and Scott Horton pouring over the menus at Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington DC?
Nope, both on their iPhones.
Worked on a script and production of The Oklahoman’s High School Huddle over night. We went into production today. Should post it tomorrow.
The Oklahoman’s sports editor Mike Sherman and deputy sports editor Mike Koehler wanted a high school sports show produced. Ryan Aber would go on camera with me to discuss the prep football scene each week.
And the 2007 season kicks off Thursday. Not much time.
So I wrote a quick show. 5 minute total running time. Backtimed it: Edlamfootball.com is our new site devoted to Edmond North, Edmond Santa Fe and Edmond North football – so there’s 45-60 seconds. We could use a Dave and Angi commercial – another 15 seconds. 2-3 minutes with Ryan talking about the season, with a True or False segment. We would use music under the entire video. Then we met with Bryan Thomas and Billy Davis for opening animation, full screen graphics and lower thired. David Jones created a nice studio setting. Tanner Herriott worked on lighting. Jacquelyn Farris ran teleprompter. Kyle Roberts oversaw the elements and will edit.
We’ll see the finished product tomorrow. We’ll improve production and the look in the coming weeks. But for a quick turnaround (one morning) it went really smoothly and simply.