Friday, July 18, 2008

Image Shoot: Day 3

Ahhh... the sweet release of the weekend. We completed our 3rd day of shooting today - and things are going well.

We're shooting all over town and it has been exhausting. I'm excited by what we're getting and it will be footage we can use forever. I'm not giving any details because:

a) I'm too freaking tired!
b) The competition reads this blog! (not that anything we're doing is top secret and that they'd give a damn... but still)

I'm really looking forward to Tuesday of next week - which is taking place in one of the most spectacular locations I've ever shot in. The location is just amazing... should be a lot of fun.

I'll see if I can't find some other stuff to post over the weekend... as I have been slacking lately due to the shoot!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

On a Shoot!

I apologize for not having many updates lately. You see - I'm now working on the image campaign that will air during the Olympics.

Five days of shooting -- with a lighting director, talent, extras, makeup artists, several locations - its always fun and maddening!

There are so many balls in the air - its difficult to keep up with it. We've been setting it all up for about a week and the puzzle was difficult to put together. Some locations that seemed confirmed dropped out... our studio was booked with another project forcing us to reschedule the anchors... it just isn't easy to do this type of project.

I am writing this now around 6am, as crew call is 7am. As hard as this can be - I love doing these kinds of projects. There is a lot of pressure on these spots - but we have a great crew and we started our week the smart way - inside the station. Instead of being on location - we began at WESH, which gave us a chance to get to know each other and see how things will go.

Luckily, I actually followed my own advice - a lesson I learned years ago. Always budget more time for setup than you'd expect. For some reason, especially on the first day, the getting to know you/figuring out what we're doing part always takes awhile. We were on schedule the entire day - which was a good way to start.

My other rule of "big production" -- feed the crew. We had some donuts in the morning and a favorite pizza place for lunch. Even with a small budget - you should always feed your crew.

Today - its Chic fi la Chicken Minis for breakfast and lunch at the restaurant we're shooting at today.

Mmmmm.... food.

I'll keep you guys updated on the shoot. I love it... but can't WAIT for the weekend. :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

WKYC Weather Promo

Here is a funny weather promo from a few years ago. Not sure what Mark Nolan's brand or personality is onair - but this is humerous. Its not hard-edged but not every weather promo needs to be. Thoughts?

Monday, July 14, 2008

KABC Goldmine

Check out several spots from KABC in Los Angeles. There are plenty more - I suggest you check out their youtube page. There seems to be new promos popping up alot lately.

Some good, solid work. Nothing too far off the beaten path - but great production and use of sound.