Indiana Roof

January 2013

  • 2013-0126

A lot of what I do as a cameraman, is so repetitious. A lot of the work is the same from job to job, working the same positions and equipment, shooting the same shots and events from year to year.

In order to break the routine you try different things, like maybe a new technique that you saw another cameraman use or being more aggressive with your shooting. If you’re really lucky, you might be able to learn a new position, but that can be hard to come by if you don’t have anyone willing to train you.

Stanley Black & Decker Conference. They fed us real good here. I'll do their Conference anytime!This month was no different.
A lot of the usual events. Inside Indy, several High School Basketball games and Corporate Conferences. A Hockey game and later next week a Pacer game and more high school basketball.

Camera position at the Stanley ConferenceOne of the more unusual events was the Stanley Black & Decker Conference. That was a two day shoot and they actually fed us, which most corporations don’t normally do. You have to sit there at your camera while all those people eat their meal. If you’re smart, you bring something to snack on or a sandwich and something to drink.

But Stanley fed us – breakfast, lunch and dinner, and all the meals were great!

Exact Target Conference entertainment was so BAD, that the employees started leaving before the group was finished!The Exact Target function at the Indiana Roof stands out because the entertainment was so inept.

They hired a improvisation comedy group that just never connected with their audience. They were suppose to do two 20 minute sessions with a break in-between. But after the first session, Exact Target cancelled the second session because their employees were walking out.

They were so bad, that even I was betting that they weren’t going to be coming back.

The Real Hacienda Mexican Restaurant is a great little restaurant to go to if you're ever in Anderson, INThe basketball game that I did last night was fun because TV40 Sports fed us at a little restaurant in Anderson, IN. The Real Hacienda Mexican Restaurant.

I’ve eaten there before and the food is always good.

Nation Black MBA

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Nation Black MBA AssociationThis was a really easy event. One day setup, shoot and breakdown.

Even video world had been setup and used the day before at another event at the Indiana Roof. So all we had to do was to fly up the two screens, reset the projectors to new positions, reset the stage and build up a new camera.

My Camera position at the Nation Black MBA Buffet DinnerBuilding that camera is what I spent a few hours doing.

It should have been quick, but I ran into a problem with connecting the 55x Lens to the frame that connects the lens to the camera. They weren’t lining up. It took awhile to figure out why and then part of the camera had to be disassembled in order to make the whole thing work.

After that was done, most of my time was spent waiting for the show to start at 7pm. I was on my way home by 10:30p.