Our partners at the Washington Examiner produced the above video. It marks the first shared effort between WEX and NewsOK. We shared a common video hosting platform – Brightcove – which allows us to seamlessly share content from within the same content management system.
Quick edit from last night’s BlockPartyOKC held at the Packard Building in downtown Oklahoma City.
Great event, great people, great cause – benefitting OKC Educare. Big thanks to The Exchange organizers for their tremendous help.
Shot this with the Canon 7D and struggled with the constantly changing lights. The back of the runway was much brighter than the front, which is where the media area was staged. I moved around some to get different vantage points and to get a better angle. I had planned to shoot with a 14mm lens but only used it during Jonathan Fowler’s interview and the exterior shots. For inside, I stuck with the 24-105mm lens to zoom on the models and create more shots. Was actually surprised how much of this turned out to be in focus, without the Zacuto rig and with the frenetic pacing, it was hard to nail down a solid focus, especially on marching models.
Also had a Vado camera on a small tripod, stage left, which I only used in the edit a few times. It produced some surprisingly good shots.
We started our video efforts in earnest about four years ago. We don’t have a lot of footage before that. But we do have some 1999 Bricktown Canal opening ceremony footage. And it just so happens Steve Lackmeyer was working on a story about the canal and recent developments. Time to dust off the old Mary Fallin footage!
Big props to USRowing for their prompt response to my request for video highlights. The above footage is from various heats involving OKC Riversport teams during Saturday’s heats.
The event started Thursday and runs through 2 pm today.
And by cheap, I mean in the $100-$500 ballpark.
I use Vado and Flip cams all the time as b-roll and bumper cams. They produce interesting cut away shots because you can stash them anywhere for a different perspective.
I’ve also used my iPhone 4′s camera as a main and b-roll cam for similar use.
We don’t have any Go Pro cams in our arsenal at OPUBCO. But here’s an example of strapping (or gaffe taping) a cam to the bottom of a skateboard. The result is a very low to the ground effect. And at least two destroyed cams. But a great video. Great idea.