For this week’s show we went to the National Weather Center in Norman. Angi and I interviewed Rick Smith who is great to work with.
I’ll post pictures later, but behind the scenes this shoot went less than flawless. Another case of checking your gear before you leave the shop. And probably checking it again to be certain.
For as many times as I’ve interviewed Rick – we chat with him via phone or Skype during severe weather for updates on NewsOK.com – this wasn’t my best interview or segue into the interview with Rick. But he’s a champ for working with the media and getting out the word and mission of the NWC.
I interviewed Rick Smith from the Norman office of the National Weather Service this morning. It’s a preview of the snow that’s coming tomorrow. And apparently we are close to setting an all-time record for snowfall during a winter season in the Oklahoma City area.
Not what I wanted to hear. At all. Rick Smith, with the National Weather Service in Normantown, says expect the storm to peak this afternoon in the metro area.
We used Skype again to talk with Smith and expect to use Skype more and more in all kinds of interviews.
Yes, leave it to me to phrase a question so eloquently.
After a studio tour from our friends at a local Chevy dealership, we taped this weekend’s NewsOK TV segment and then another Skype interview with Rick Smith.
Smith is with the National Weather Service, in the Norman Forecast office. David Jones set up our video gear in Norman. I interviewed Smith from our OPUBCO Studios in north Oklahoma City. We’ve been testing various methods of Internet video streaming for months. Yesterday we taped our first talkback with the NWS and followed up today with an update on the colder air that will invade the state.
I hate winter. Just wanted that on the record.
Smith does a great job, very knowledgeable (of course) about his job and Oklahoma’s weather. I’m looking forward to the relationship between OPUBCO and the National Weather Service. Great to go straight to the source and have them tell us what’s going on and what they expect.
And Skype makes it easy. I think once we upgrade our streaming machine in the studio, we’ll have a better signal. And we’re already looking at the 720p stream.