Red Tie Night was Saturday night at the Cox Center in downtown Oklahoma City. Escorted by my fiance Melinda, I met up with NewsOK.tv’s Tanner Herriott to capture the splendor of the event and score an interview with Jackie Cooper, the force behind the fundraiser.
Jackie and Barbara Cooper started the first Red Tie Night 16 years ago. Their son Jerry had died of AIDS in 1989. The first Red Tie Night attracted about 200 people and raised around $75,000.
Last night’s event was expected to attract around 850 people, but may have neared 1,000. Over $1 million was raised. Money goes to the Oklahoma Aids Care Fund.
We’ll have a video report from the event posted later this week.
UPDATE: Video has been posted here.
Another video from Paige Dillard and Tanner Herriott. Great content, footage, audio, video… really good example of long form video.
Paige Dillard and Tanner Herriott teamed up on this fascinating interview with Portwood Williams Sr.
We shot the video for Black History month. Portwood participated with Clara Luper in the sit-in at Katz in Oklahoma City.
Check him out. He’s in his 90′s, but clearly retains that fire, that spirit. The ending is powerful as he talks about respect. Great stuff.
Paige edited, Tanner shot.
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.
We did something a little different with Ed Kelley’s Oklahoma Matters today.
First, we used the segment to promote The Oklahoman’s football section. It hits newsstands and driveways Sunday.
During the segment, we used video from Nate Billings’ Oklahoma Focus segment from last week. Nate, one of The Oklahoman’s photographers, described what equipment he used, and why, for the black and white photos used in the football section.
Check out the result, pretty cool. Also note the lower third animation used to introduce Ed. Credit to Tanner Herriott for the editing.