Our friends from The Oklahoman’s photo department are on the scene of flooding in Guthrie. The photo staff multitasks on assignments, often reporting from the scene by phone or email while taking still photos and video. Their efforts with a video camera provide a reach of content few can match.
We rely on still photos a lot in our videos. Still images provide that moment in time that works well in a video timeline. It’s also a strength of ours and makes good business sense to rely on your core strengths.
You can see more photos from The Oklahoman’s photo department on line at NewsOK.com.
Ryan Aber from The Oklahoman and I have been doing the High School Huddle show during the football season in 2007. Now we have reached the end of the season. So we coordinated a final High School Huddle for 2007 with The Oklahoman’s All-State Football teams.
The sports staff called in all of the players and the coach of the year for photos, interviews and quick video interviews.
Below is the intro, and here is the page we built for the player interviews. Kyle Roberts did an excellent job with the graphics and editing of the videos.
Today’s 3 Things You Should Know is all about how you can spend that extra pocket change.
For example, French Hickman and Jim Brewer are looking to sell – if the price is right. Both are major property owners in Bricktown. Read Steve Lackmeyer’s story in today’s business section of The Oklahoman to learn which properties you may want to purchase. Steve reports shoppers may want to consider property in “the Steelyard”, just east of Bricktown. You’ll also have to consider parting with $13 million.
Meanwhile, A is for Apology. Apple CEO Steve Jobs has apologized and offered $100 credits to people who paid up to $599 for an iPhone this summer. And then were burned when the company chopped $200 from the price.
Tomorrow, the Sooners host Miami. The Oklahoman today looked at ticket scalping and the word on the street regarding prices. How much? eBay prices range up to $600. By comparison, tickets for Notre Dame at Penn State this weekend are around $400. Last season’s Michigan at Ohio State game had average prices over $1,200. OU-Texas tickets usually go for more than $400.
One NewsOK user left the following pearl of wisdom: “If it’s raining, I’m sure you can get them much cheaper.” Thanks Jeff from Edmond, keeping it real.
Enjoy your weekend everyone. Stay dry.
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.