This didn’t go according to plan.
The OKC Chamber released a study this morning about the need for a new convention center. The study said the existing Cox Convention Center, 38 years old, is frankly holding the city back from earning more convention business. Mayor Cornett has been pushing for an improved convention center for a couple years. I heard him talk at length about this at his most recent State of the City address. Well spoken is Mayor Cornett.
Back to my small world. I expected to get the info for a quick video in advance of the study release. We would release a story online at NewsOK with a video around the same time. And I expected that to happen early in the afternoon.
So I’m in our green room this morning a little after 10 prepping for a Made in Oklahoma cooking segment with the Food Dude, The Oklahoman’s food editor Dave Cathey. His guest arrived early so we scrambled to accommodate and get ahead of schedule, which is always nice. Our studio was waiting for Sonya Colberg’s video interview with a local expert on stem cell research, a hot topic in the news with the president’s new policies.
Then we get word the Chamber study is now released. Early. No video ready. I have an outline of a script from Steve Lackmeyer’s story. Quick write-through. Fire up Studio B. Jacquelyn Farris rolls on the Black Magic software, which captures into a QuickTime .mov format. I bang through a quick read, Jacquelyn throws the file back to my laptop in my office.
A lot of our studio shoots go in this manner. We tape, then use post-production time in Final Cut Pro to add soundbites, b-roll, photos, audio and/or graphics. Same deal here. The video is about two minutes. Took about 10 minutes to edit, including building the Photoshop graphics and pulling pictures from our library of photos. The next steps included exporting and encoding into a Flash file and uploading to Brightcove to post on NewsOK. We turned the video in well under an hour.
MIO food segment will be online sometime soon, we often shoot our food segments in advance. Angi Bruss has a Wednesday morning shoot with Sherrel Jones on red beans and rice. We’ll post that online in a few weeks probably. Maybe sooner.
The stem cell video didn’t happen, I think it rescheduled for Wednesday.
Meanwhile Grayson Cook took a tour of the Cox Convention Center this afternoon, shooting video as Mike Carrier from the Convention Visitors Bureau gave us a tour of why the center needs to be improved. Grayson will edit and post that video on Wednesday morning.
Lt. Gov. Jari Askins and her security stopped by the OPUBCO Studios for breakfast. Just kidding, Askins was here for a quick segment on what she’s thankful for this holiday season.
Spoiler alert: family.
There, gave it away without warning. We also taped Mayor Mick Cornett and First Lady Kim Henry last week for this segment and story that will run on Christmas day.
Another spoiler alert: they think highly of family too.
All three are great to work with, and we appreciate their time in stopping by to say a few words on camera.
The day before Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Eve as it’s traditionally known, brings no shortage of workload in the OPUBCO Studios.
We taped four sports segments, including the 3-Pointer. This is a segment that airs before each Thunder home game at the Ford Center. Today, Mike Sherman, Berry Tramel and Mike Baldwin provided three talking points about Friday’s Thunder-Timberwolves game. Watch for it about 20 minutes before tip-off on the scoreboard above center court.
We almost taped former OKC Mayor Kirk Humphreys, who stopped by the lobby on a miscommunication with a reporter. This is a good example of the functionality of the OPUBCO Studios. We were set up for an N’Style fashion show on holiday clothes. When we caught word that Mr. Humphreys was downstairs, we had the studio ready for a one on one interview within five minutes. Turns out, the interview will be rescheduled to include current OKC Mayor Mick Cornett.
So, on with the fashion show. Cue the club music and warm up the catwalk…
It’s Friday. Good time at the CARE event last time, will blog more about that later today. Here’s a quick look at headlines this morning:
Downtowners got their shot at quizzing Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett on Thursday, and they learned he advocates a light rail system as part of a MAPS 3, but any vote on such an initiative is at least two years away.
Frontier Airlines has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but unlike other airlines filing for bankruptcy in recent weeks, it plans to keep running while it reorganizes.
Sonics owners exchanged e-mails last April suggesting their desire to move the NBA team to Oklahoma City, according to e-mails obtained by lawyers for the city of Seattle.
Four Oklahoma State fraternity members accused of beating a pledge last year have pleaded no contest in to a misdemeanor hazing charge as part of a plea deal.
Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid-60s. Northwesterly winds 15 to 25 mph.