Apr 7, 2009

my blog has moved

Spring is here and it's time for a change. My new blog is at: blamit blog

Thanks for following me to my new blog home. If you have me linked on your site, I would appreciate a new link. Thanks, and hope you can visit soon.

Apr 4, 2009

stuff happens

We finished up the first part of the spring broadcast campaign for Capitol Federal late last week.

As usual, there were some challenges along the way – but I'm very happy with the results. There are a lot of pieces that go into TV and radio production – so it's so great to have people who make my job a little easier. Jeff Carson and the crew at Gizmo Pictures once again made everything look great, and the Lucky Dog Audio Post guys, Charles Wyrick and Scott Minor, made it all sound fantastic. We decided to go with original music for this project, and Jason Weinheimer from Sellout Music composed some extra-tasty tunes (thanks for that introduction Charles). And check out Jason's band, The Boondogs, for a great addition to your iPod playlist.

You can check out the TV and radio spots by clicking on the icons below. I spent way too much time this morning trying to get my head around some javascript code to make the media pop-up like I wanted. Thank God for google searches and code-heads who are willing to share some coding love.

Videos not working? Might be time to update to Quicktime 7

Mar 30, 2009

… and something blue

Spring is always an adventure when it comes to forecasting weather for TV shoots. Over the last 18+ years of working on TV spots - I have had a nearly perfect record of clear skies. Well, last week was not so kind. I'm working with the Gizmo guys on a new TV campaign for Capitol Federal that includes a newlywed storyline. The forecast called for partly sunny skies, and well, that was optimistic. It was completely cloudy, windy and cold. I felt bad for our bride actress (Linsey Grams from Exposure) in her beautiful sleeveless wedding dress. Stylist Sharon Sullivan not only made our bride look great - she helped keep her warm with a bright red blacket (see couple in car shot). The spot is coming together really nicely, and I'll post a quicktime once we have it finished up.

Mar 28, 2009

did you know?

Found this mind-boggling video via my buddy Jeff Carson. It's one of those things that makes you really excited and depressed at the same time. We're in for a ride.