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.
Angi Bruss and I knocked up some quick Sooner headlines today. It’s a “format” you’ll be seeing more soon.
The video page on NewsOK will receive a new look, likely later this week. Angi and I will showcase various videos you should pay attention to, watch, know about, laugh at, or whatever.
We churn out about 10-15 videos a day. Unfortunately some good stuff rotates off the home page pretty quickly sometimes. The redesign aims to present video in an easy to use manner, but also to showcase our better stuff.
Angi and I interviewed Chef Steven Paizis, head chef at McNellie’s Pub a couple weeks ago. Their official grand opening is tonight with beer, burgers and bagpipes.
The much-anticipated Grand Opening of James E. McNellie’s Public House is finally here! Join us Wednesday, July 2 from 6 – 9 p.m. (or later) at McNellie’s located in the heart of Midtown at 1100 Classen Drive for our Grand Opening party. The beer will be flowing and appetizers will be served. You won’t want to miss this! Suspicious Contra Band and Boru’s Ghost will also be out playing traditional Irish tunes! Did I mention Bag Pipes? They will be there, too. You don’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind party. Beer, bands and bag pipes … what more could you ask for? – Wimgo.com
The Oklahoman’s Food Editor Sharon Dowell has an article in today’s Oklahoman about the chef and his tasty work.