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.
Demand may outweigh supply at the Ford Center. Mike Baldwin talks with me earlier today about the remaining Thunder seats.
Here are 3 Things You Should Know Today… Actually, about five or six…
Clem McSpadden, whose career ranged from public service to rodeo announcing, was praised by former and present political leaders Tuesday as a committed public servant who loved Oklahoma. McSpadden passed away Monday at age 82 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
The Oklahoman’s Heather Warlick reports The Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato rocked The Ford Center in Oklahoma City Tuesday night on the fourth stop of their summer-long “Burnin’ Up” tour. Warlick’s daughter Amber Gillmore writes today’s favorable review you can find on NewsOK.
The Britton Road Starbucks in Oklahoma City, open less than a year, is closing in August. It’s one of 600 Starbucks coffee shops nationwide that the coffee giant is closing in a purge of unprofitable stores. The young people working behind the coffee bar at the Britton Road store told The Oklahoman’s Jim Stafford that a dozen Oklahoma Starbucks have been marked for closing. Read Stafford’s report in today’s business section.
Berry Tramel may fire up some people with his column today. Tramel asks “Who’s No. 1: OU football or the NBA?” and ranks OU no. 1, followed by the NBA, OSU football, OSU men’s hoops and high school football.
Your OKC forecast: expect highs around 90. There is a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms.
Lots to read online at NewsOK.com or in today’s Oklahoman. Have a good one, stay with NewsOK for the latest news and information.
Nine Inch Nails is playing the Ford Center in OKC on Aug. 15.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m., prices TBA.
So here’s the deal. Today, on its Web site the band announced a free download of its new album “the slip” by going to this link: http://theslip.nin.com/. All you have to do is enter your email address and receive the link to download. Then the band sends you to another page where you can send the link to three more friends. Interesting viral approach to music distribution.
Note from the band about its new album:
we encourage you to
share it with your friends,
post it on your blog,
play it on your podcast,
give it to strangers,