Angi and I hit the Oklahoma State Fair on Monday over lunch. We had two goals: 1) shoot something with Horseshow Road, the act at the OPUBCO Pavillion during the Fair, and 2) track down one of our honorees for the Oklahoman Spirit Award. More on Cheri White Owl in a future post.
Kyle Roberts and Paige Lessly accompanied us to the fair. Ryan Free, Events Manager for OPUBCO, set us up with accesses and the interview.
I’ve seen HR play at various events – from the Taste of Bricktown to the OKC Arts Spectacular. Over the 11 days of the fair, they are playing 32 sets, 3 a day. That’s exhausting. But they are talented and here’s more of them:
I blogged about our High School Huddle efforts a couple weeks ago. We’re about to tape our third episode tomorrow.
The Oklahoman’s Ryan Aber has done a really nice job of filling in the blanks. He’s good on camera, comes prepared and we typically knock out the segment in less than 30 minutes. Sometimes the set-up is the hardest part, people!
Here are segments one and two… Good studio set-up by Tanner Herriott. Good editing by Kyle Roberts. That Dave should work on his performance, though…
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.
You gotta love it when you get lucky.
Like when you hit every light green on the way to work. Or when your co-worker stumbles. And it’s caught on tape.
We tape a segment each week called DnA. It stands for Dave N Angi. Every Tuesday or Wednesday we send Angi out to talk with Oklahomans about various topics. This week, we were at Remington Park shooting a promo video for the upcoming Oklahoma Derby (Oct. 21). While there, Angi spoke with people inside the casino. Kyle edited the piece with some classic Vegas-style music.
Once we have footage, we tape a Dave-with-Angi segment in the studios, usually on Thursdays and the video is posted late Thursday or Friday morning.
If you haven’t seen our studio, it’s like a closet. Pretty small. We’ve all tripped, stumbled or fallen in that studio over cables or light stands.
Be sure to watch this video until the end for Angi’s dramatic exit. We are fortunate to work with good sports around here!
We threw Angi on camera last week to introduce the new N Style web page on NewsOK. Kyle put the finishing touches on the studio shot, using After Effects and PDFs of recent covers. Kyle finished the video this afternoon.
N Style is our high-end, niche publication. It’s a very slick publication, nicely designed each month by Jennifer Armstrong and edited and pumped with content by various peeps, including Melissa Howell, Alan Herzberger, Linda Miller and Hugh Scott.