I caught up with Dave Cathey, of food dude fame, a few blocks from where I live on Friday night. The Hn8th Street festival-food market-night market-reason to block off a street-whatever you want to call it event that happened on Friday night in MidTown seemed to be a success. Long lines. Storm clouds. Happy people. Just a few of the observations from the 90 minutes I spent talking with people and pressing record on the Canon 60D (shot with 16-35mm lens).
Shot this earlier this month at Bin 73 with my Canon 60D with a quick GoPro Hero 2 moment. Photos by The Oklahoman’s Nate Billings. The DSLR is pretty good in low light, but it was like a cave – very dark. My fault, Beau Stephenson – a great guy on this shoot – offered to turn on more lighting. So that’s my fault. But that burger he cheffed up was outstanding. I also want to try the Cuban I saw on the menu.
He’s Irish. She’s Italian. Both are excellent on camera and great to work with.
Sean and Cathy Cummings chef-it-up every other month with the OPUBCO video crew. We keep a small footprint, usually 2-3 people running a two-camera set-up. The videos are released twice a month on NewsOK.com. And they can be watched at Buy For Less’ web site and YouTube page. Also they can be viewed on the many screens inside the Buy For Less Locations.
We usually tape four episodes per session. Today we cranked out nine, including five :15 clips that will play on the Buy For Less screens promoting their new cheese section.
Click on the diagram to the right for a larger view of the set, located just outside the Buy For Less deli.
Here are a few recent Gourmet Grille videos from Sean and Cathy.
And yes, that first segment involved donuts. Really low-fat, healthy donuts of course! With bacon. And sprinkles.
Spent all day today shooting pancakes. DeWafelbakkers Pancakes. I’m a newly coverted, big fan.
We are shooting production of an upcoming series based on the “Hoarders” show. Our girl Kathy just can’t get enough pancakes, specifically DeWafelbakkers pancakes. They’re everywhere. In the kitchen. In the car. In bed!
One of the funnest shoots we’ve had. The above video is a quick trailer Kyle Roberts edited for the upcoming serial.
One of our new productions is called Open Flame. Dave Cathey calls it “open mic night” for local chefs. To kick off the event, and there are six total planned at American Propane,
Cathey invited Ryan Parrott from Iguana Grill and Luke Fry from Good Egg Dining Group to step up to the mic/grill. I think Mark Ridener from Good Egg’s Cheever’s Cafe originally was to man the AGE grill but had a scheduling conflict. Enter Chef Fry, who leads the Republic Gastropub kitchen efforts.
David Jones and I shot the event last Thursday. No shortage of smoke in the awesome cabana at American Propane. Whether we violated any burn ban ordinances, I don’t know, but the crowd of around 50 people enjoyed the fine grilling put on by these three.
Some things are just understood.
Great event. Took a week for my gear to air out. Clothes needed a couple rounds in the washing machine.
As per our usual, Jones and I shot with two Canon 7D cameras, matching the audio with a Zoom H4N. Jones went hand held with his shooting, using the camera strap as a third point of contact. I stayed with the tripod.
And below is an outtake that didn’t make the final product. Dave Cathey and Luke Fry are suspiciously behind Ryan Parrott, trying to light the grill. Judging by the ensuing fireball, they figured it out.