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SBV Tue Jan 31st

  • January 31, 2012

Even the short days are getting hard to get through. I have to remember to wear my ear plugs during the big concerts because my ears are starting to ring.

Verizon Stage
Colts Cheerleaders/Venrez
Fuel

Pepsi Stage
Greta Speaks/DJ Helicon
Hunter Smith Band

All Superbowl XLVI Village Post

  1. SBV Feb 5th – Superbowl Sunday (2/5/2012)
  2. SBV Sat Feb 4th (2/4/2012)
  3. Superbowl Village Friday Feb 3nd – Overcrowding (2/3/2012)
  4. SBV Thu Feb 2nd (2/2/2012)
  5. SBV Wed Feb 1st (2/1/2012)
  6. SBV Tue Jan 31st (1/31/2012)
  7. SBV Mon Jan 30th (1/30/2012)
  8. SBV Sun Jan 29th (1/29/2012)
  9. SBV Sat Jan 28th (1/28/2012)
  10. SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day (1/27/2012)
  11. SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup (1/26/2012)
  12. Superbowl Begins (1/25/2012)

SBV Mon Jan 30th

  • January 30, 2012

Build-Up Hard Camera 3

Finally, we got some short days coming. We only have to work half a day, today, Tuesday and Wednesday. Then it’s back to the long days Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Village People weren’t too bad either. But still not nearly as good as last night.

Verizon Stage

  • Big Sam’s Funky Nation
  • Village People

Pepsi Stage

  • Healing/Stereo Deluxe
  • Living Proof

All Superbowl XLVI Village Post

  1. SBV Feb 5th – Superbowl Sunday (2/5/2012)
  2. SBV Sat Feb 4th (2/4/2012)
  3. Superbowl Village Friday Feb 3nd – Overcrowding (2/3/2012)
  4. SBV Thu Feb 2nd (2/2/2012)
  5. SBV Wed Feb 1st (2/1/2012)
  6. SBV Tue Jan 31st (1/31/2012)
  7. SBV Mon Jan 30th (1/30/2012)
  8. SBV Sun Jan 29th (1/29/2012)
  9. SBV Sat Jan 28th (1/28/2012)
  10. SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day (1/27/2012)
  11. SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup (1/26/2012)
  12. Superbowl Begins (1/25/2012)

SBV Sun Jan 29th

  • January 29, 2012

Radio Disney

Today is kids and family day. A lot of the entertainment is geared for the kids.

It was another long day, but it had a big pay off at the end. I’m not a big fan of country & western singing, but Dierks Bentley put on what I think was by far the best concert of any group that we have shot so far.

Camera 3

Verizon Stage

  • Corey Cox
  • Will Hoge
  • Railroad Earth
  • Dierks Bentley

Pepsi Stage

  • Jr. Civic Theatre
  • Kicking Daisies
  • Indianapolis Children’s Choir
  • Dude!

The man really knows how to play to the cameras. I got some really great shots.

All Superbowl XLVI Village Post

  1. SBV Feb 5th – Superbowl Sunday (2/5/2012)
  2. SBV Sat Feb 4th (2/4/2012)
  3. Superbowl Village Friday Feb 3nd – Overcrowding (2/3/2012)
  4. SBV Thu Feb 2nd (2/2/2012)
  5. SBV Wed Feb 1st (2/1/2012)
  6. SBV Tue Jan 31st (1/31/2012)
  7. SBV Mon Jan 30th (1/30/2012)
  8. SBV Sun Jan 29th (1/29/2012)
  9. SBV Sat Jan 28th (1/28/2012)
  10. SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day (1/27/2012)
  11. SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup (1/26/2012)
  12. Superbowl Begins (1/25/2012)

SBV Sat Jan 28th

  • January 28, 2012

While we're out there shooting, this is what Herschel Saylor gets to do all day, Shading. The responsibility of making the images from multiple cameras all look the same so that when you switch between them, they match.

Yes, this has been one very long day. But it was a lot more organized about who was shooting which camera and who’s on break.

There are 2 shoulder mounted camera, 1 built-up camera on the Verizon Stage and a RF camera that floats with the 2 Shoulder Mounted cameras.

Generally every cameraman shot 2 shows then had a break. Then back out on camera. Changing up with shooting different cameras also made the day go easier.

Verizon Stage

  • Colts Cheer/Tech Drumline
  • Civil Twilight
  • Joe McLaughlin
  • Nancy Moore
  • Patti LaBelle

Pepsi Stage

  • Orquestra Bravo
  • Cynithia Layne
  • Lynda Sayyah
  • Jennie DeVoe

Having Patti LaBelle as the last show, made the long day worthwhile.

All Superbowl XLVI Village Post

  1. SBV Feb 5th – Superbowl Sunday (2/5/2012)
  2. SBV Sat Feb 4th (2/4/2012)
  3. Superbowl Village Friday Feb 3nd – Overcrowding (2/3/2012)
  4. SBV Thu Feb 2nd (2/2/2012)
  5. SBV Wed Feb 1st (2/1/2012)
  6. SBV Tue Jan 31st (1/31/2012)
  7. SBV Mon Jan 30th (1/30/2012)
  8. SBV Sun Jan 29th (1/29/2012)
  9. SBV Sat Jan 28th (1/28/2012)
  10. SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day (1/27/2012)
  11. SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup (1/26/2012)
  12. Superbowl Begins (1/25/2012)

SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day

  • January 27, 2012

KramusWe’re being payed by the Pacers, but since I’m not on their payroll, I had to go in early and sign a 1/2 inch worth of paperwork in order to get a paycheck for the next 10 days of work.

Blue Moon Revue

It would seem that their Plan B was to run cable all the way from Bankers Life to the Pepsi Stage. We had to find a number of YellowJackets to cover up the cable, but at least now, we have cameras working at both stages.

Verizon Stage

Bret Michaels
Pepsi Stage

  • Last Good Year
  • Max Allen Band
  • Blue Moon Revue

The crowds are big and will probably get bigger as the week wears on. We’re shooting the stage performances continuously, all day.

Even with breaks, it’s going to be a loooong 10 days!

All Superbowl XLVI Village Post

  1. SBV Feb 5th – Superbowl Sunday (2/5/2012)
  2. SBV Sat Feb 4th (2/4/2012)
  3. Superbowl Village Friday Feb 3nd – Overcrowding (2/3/2012)
  4. SBV Thu Feb 2nd (2/2/2012)
  5. SBV Wed Feb 1st (2/1/2012)
  6. SBV Tue Jan 31st (1/31/2012)
  7. SBV Mon Jan 30th (1/30/2012)
  8. SBV Sun Jan 29th (1/29/2012)
  9. SBV Sat Jan 28th (1/28/2012)
  10. SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day (1/27/2012)
  11. SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup (1/26/2012)
  12. Superbowl Begins (1/25/2012)

SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup

  • January 26, 2012

Control RoomRainy, wet and soggy. That’s a pretty good description of the first day working at the Superbowl Village.

We will be shooting all of the staged events during Superbowl week and our cameras will be feeding the 4 jumbo screens that are lined up and down the Village walkway.

Got my credentials and secured my parking spot… well, at least until SuperBowl Sunday. The closer we get to game day, the worst it’s going to get for parking.

Camera GearMost of the work that we needed to do today, had already be done for us by Dodd, the company that was contracted to provided the sound, lighting and staging for the SuperBowl Village. All we had to do was run triax cable from Conseco Fieldhouse (which has be renamed to Bankers Life Fieldhouse) to the two stages and fax out the cameras.

It's Not Working!Everything was fine for the 3 cameras going to the Verizon Stage. The problem came for the Pepsi Stage which is farther down the street from Bankers Life. We were suppose to connect our trial cable into a Cobra box so that we could connect our cameras into the fiber optic system that Dodd had laid in for the Village. But it just didn’t work.

Cobra BoxWe spent most of our time waiting for the engineers to solve the problem. By the time I left at 6pm they hadn’t.

I think it’s going to be Plan B tomorrow for opening day.

Verizon Stage

Pepsi Stage

All Superbowl XLVI Village Post

  1. SBV Feb 5th – Superbowl Sunday (2/5/2012)
  2. SBV Sat Feb 4th (2/4/2012)
  3. Superbowl Village Friday Feb 3nd – Overcrowding (2/3/2012)
  4. SBV Thu Feb 2nd (2/2/2012)
  5. SBV Wed Feb 1st (2/1/2012)
  6. SBV Tue Jan 31st (1/31/2012)
  7. SBV Mon Jan 30th (1/30/2012)
  8. SBV Sun Jan 29th (1/29/2012)
  9. SBV Sat Jan 28th (1/28/2012)
  10. SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day (1/27/2012)
  11. SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup (1/26/2012)
  12. Superbowl Begins (1/25/2012)

Superbowl Begins

  • January 25, 2012

Entertainers List for Superbowl week.Tomorrow Thursday 26th, will be the beginning of Superbowl week for me.

Starting on Friday 27th I will be shooting the bands and singers that will be playing on the Verizon and Pepsi stages that are set up in the Superbowl Village on Georgia Street between Pennsylvania Street on the east and Capitol Street on the west, Indianapolis, Indiana.

I have a list of all of the entertainers that will be playing and I recognized some of the names like, Patti LaBelle, Bret Michaels and En Vogue. The music will be free and there will be somebody preforming everyday, all day from Friday until Superbowl Sunday.

That will be a lot of shooting, and I can’t wait to get on with it. It’s going to be fun, but cold. Both theaters are outdoors.

But tomorrow, we set up equipment.

All Superbowl XLVI Village Post

  1. SBV Feb 5th – Superbowl Sunday (2/5/2012)
  2. SBV Sat Feb 4th (2/4/2012)
  3. Superbowl Village Friday Feb 3nd – Overcrowding (2/3/2012)
  4. SBV Thu Feb 2nd (2/2/2012)
  5. SBV Wed Feb 1st (2/1/2012)
  6. SBV Tue Jan 31st (1/31/2012)
  7. SBV Mon Jan 30th (1/30/2012)
  8. SBV Sun Jan 29th (1/29/2012)
  9. SBV Sat Jan 28th (1/28/2012)
  10. SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day (1/27/2012)
  11. SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup (1/26/2012)
  12. Superbowl Begins (1/25/2012)

Bloomington South @ Franklin Central

  • January 21, 2012

It’s the Franklin Central Flashes vs the Bloomington South Panthers.

Production VanI’m shooting these games for Comcast’s Xfinity On-Demand.

The production van that is used is very small. Only 3 people can fit inside. Some one to do Graphics, handle Replay and the Director.

The system is based on the Newtek Tricaster System. A all-in-one video control room in a box. NewTek TriCaster covers all of the main areas of video production, including live switching, video capture, audio mixing, nonlinear editing and project distribution via Internet streaming or standard definition video outputs.

Graphics: Dell Vostro 3750 laptop w/LiveText 2.0 & LT Scoreboard software

Replay: NewTek TimeWarp TW-42 TriCaster External Replay Controller

A small system, yes, but affordable. I wish I owned something like this.

Edgewood @ Bloomington South

  • January 13, 2012

Talent - Play By Play and Color Hot SeatsI’m shooting basketball down in Bloomington, IN. It’s the Edgewood Mustangs vs the Bloomington South Panthers.

High Slash ViewHad our first real snow fall this morning, so getting down here from Indianapolis, wasn’t easy. Frankly, I was hoping that the game would be cancelled.

But it wasn’t! So I’ll be shooting camera 4, under the basket.

Lawrence Central @ Fishers

  • January 12, 2012

TimeoutShooting Wrestling tonight for Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand. It’s the Lawrence Central Bears vs the Fishers Tigers.

This is a Cutdown shoot. Basically that means a 2 camera B-Roll shoot. We shoot just like a regular game, all of the matches, the coaches, the key players, the fans and interviews, but the differences is that instead of the game being packaged right here with a production truck, our cards will be FedEx to Atlanta tomorrow for editing.

Game Ending Shaking of the HandsThe images will be edited down to the highlights of what happen here tonight and a narrator will be add.

Then the finished program will be sent across Comcast’s sport network.

Full Circle

  • January 11, 2012

Full Circle StudioI’m shooting Full Circle for TV40 today. It will be my first show of the season. But I think that we’re only shooting 1 show with 3 segments.

My Number 2 Camera and SetThe 3 segments are about the Super Bowl Host Committee which is using it’s power to promote the Indy Super Cure.

Super Cure is the only breast cancer tissue bank in the world, which is located in Indianapolis at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center.

The show will air during Superbowl week.
You can find Full Circle here