Inside Indy

February 2013

  • February 26, 2013

There were a few interesting shoots this month.

I shot the State Wrestling Finals for the IHSAA at Bankers Life. Wrestling has never been a sport I like shooting. It’s boring. The matches are too short and if you blink at the wrong time, you’ll miss everything. But I have to admit that this time around, there were a couple of matches that proved to be rather interesting.

Bankers Life Control Room A. After the renovation and equipment upgrade, their is a lot more room here. We use to shoot all of the games out of A, now we mostly use Control Room BShot a couple of Pacers games and a Indiana Ice game this month.

I don’t think that I have ever shown what the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Control Room A looks like after the renovation and upgrade. We normally shoot out of B, but for the IHSAA Finals, they used A.

Amos & Abdul with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief, Rick HiteTV40 started a new show called Amos & Abdul.

Recorder columnist Amos Brown and political commentator Abdul-Hakim Shabazz are doing a Left vs Right, Point/Counterpoint type talk show. I shot the first 4 shows. One of their guest was Rick Hite, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief, who also did a turn on TV40’s Inside Indy which we shot the same day.

I have another Pacers game to shoot later this week and I’ll be shooting the State basketball playoffs for the next few weeks, but after that, things will start to get thin. There will still be Pacers and Ice but I’ll need to begin drumming up work for the summer.

January 2013

  • January 26, 2013

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.

Inside Indy December

  • December 6, 2012

Had a 11:30am Crew Call to shoot 4 shows of “Inside Indy”.

The set was pretty much already setup by the time that I got there. All that had to be done was to While Balance the cameras.

Inside Indy SetThe Guest arrived at Noon and we shoot the first show at 12:15pm. Each show runs a Half an Hour, one show per week, and we always shoot 3 or 4 for the whole month.

There was a big Guest gap between 1p and 3:15p. Most of the crew took the time to get some lunch. I had eaten before I got to the station so I just hang around the station and had a dupe made of the Archbishop of Indianapolis Installment DVD that we shot Monday.

Show topics for this month were Girl Scouts/Public Library, Ex-Offenders, Downtown Living, and Health & Fitness. We shot the last two shows late afternoon and finished about 5:15p.

Inside Indy/Football

  • September 28, 2012

Other shoots that I did this week.

Some guest preparing for the Inside Indy show.Inside Indy
Shot four shows for Inside Indy during the week.

It’s always fun to do some studio work every now and then.


Jefferson High's Scheumann Stadium in Lafayette, INAvon @ Jefferson
I did some more Friday night football.

The 2-4 Lafayette Jefferson football team was suppose to fall easily to the 4-2 Avon team. But that’s not the way the game played out! Jefferson ran away with the ball and dominated throughout the entire game.

A far different game then the 46-7 shellacking that Avon gave Jefferson last year. Jefferson won 27-30.

Jefferson High's Scheumann Stadium roof. And this was before the coaches got up there.I was one of the game Cams on the roof of the stadium and the Avon coaches were standing right next to me the whole game.

They were not happy!

Inside Indy: August

  • August 3, 2012

Inside Indy StudioWe usually shoot a month worth of shows for Inside Indy, on one day of the month. Today was that day.

Because of the heat wave this summer, there has been a rash of people leaving their children in their cars, with tragic results. So a lot of the guest this month, had something to do with Child Safety.

Inside Indy

  • February 23, 2012

Inside Indy StudioOver the last couple of weeks, I’ve been shooting the last of the regular season high school basketball games which will finish up with Tipton tomorrow evening.

Basketball sectionals begin next week, but I’ll also be working other events such as the 2011 IHSAA Boys Swimming/Diving Championship all day this Saturday at the IUPUI Natatorium.

Inside Indy Camera 3 PositionNext month I’ve lined up some Pacers games, and maybe, keeping my fingers crossed, a Big 10 basketball game. But most of my time has been taken up by studio work, like “Inside Indy” a local talk show.