We have been producing nine videos every day for over 50 screens located at local Circle K and Buy For Less locations. Three :30 and six :15 segments about local, regional, national headlines and topics.
In somewhat of an effort to become more efficient, we are taping them in one take, which amounts to a 2-3 minute segment, then cutting in post for the smaller segments. Inside The Oklahoma building we have flat screens that display videos and TV programming. We have been posting this 2-3 minute segment on those screens, on NewsOK.com and on the upcoming NewsOK YouTube relaunch.
Most of the NewsOK video views come from within the articles. We look at what articles are getting views and try to match videos with those articles – if it adds value. But we’re not totally relying on article views. There will be additional online programming later this year and a revamped web page to better showcase that programming.
Could the above video be Ed Kelley’s final video commentary for NewsOK? Maybe so.
Ed Kelley is leaving OPUBCO, he has taken the lead role at the Washington Times. Anyone who knows Ed (no disrespect intended with the first-name reference) immediately understands that this is a perfect gig for him. Pinstripe suits. Pocket square. Engaging conversationalist with a passion for politics, news and sports. Spent time in the DC area, his sons live there, he loves the news cycle.
I remember being in DC with Ed. David Jones and I traveled to install a video studio in The Oklahoman’s DC bureau for reporters Chris Casteel and Mark Green. We ate at 5 Guys Burgers more than a few times at the National Press Building’s food court. I gained 5 pounds probably. And we tried our best to keep up with the long strides of Ed, who remembered his way around the DC subway system remarkably well. We took the system for a tour of the Washington Post’s online operations to talk video.
Above is Ed Kelley’s final video (maybe?), below is one of his first videos from the summer of 2007. Notice the shot is way too tight with the non title-safe titles. More than 750 vids were taped in between. According to our Brightcove library, there are 784 “Ed Kelley” videos. Some may be duplicates, but I’m thinking the number is around 750. Only Angi Bruss and I would be in more videos for NewsOK during that time. Pretty impressive commitment by Ed Kelley.
We didn’t run into OKC’s most famous rocker this year, but here are two videos from 2009. Angi Bruss vs. Wayne Coyne in a Xmas list rundown. And Tanner Herriott‘s production of the Flaming Lips vs. well known Christmas tunes.
Enjoy and be merry.
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“What did you have for breakfast?”
Simple question. But what if Bill Cosby asks you? Angi Bruss had to play Q&A with Mr. Cosby as the studio set levels and adjusted gain for her phone interview in the studio earlier this month.
Mr. Cosby had her on the ropes too. It wasn’t as if we had the phone number to his PR guy, it was his direct line and when the studio dialed in at 10:03 he immediately went on the comedic offensive.
That’s how he answered the phone. Straight out of a Jello pudding commercial. And as the interview began, he admitted we should use the opening stuff because it was funny – see above.
Mr. Cosby is giving two performances at the Civic Center today in downtown OKC.
After shooting the Oklahoma Regatta Festival opening races, I met Angi Bruss at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The annual ART on TAP fundraiser was well underway, featuring Born in November jamming on the roof.
Numerous beers were featured and food from local places like the Museum Cafe and McNellie’s.
Last year, the event dealt with cold and windy conditions. This year, more than 700 enjoyed the party, including on the roof where the night air revealed a brilliant view of the OKC skyline and Devon Tower construction.
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