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NBA Playoffs 2015

Working the NBA playoffs for ESPN this month in addition to some other sports events. May is not usually heavy for sports gigs but this one is different and I have been enjoying it for sure as I always have liked covering sports since way back in the day covering the Niners in their glory days. Thinking back on it now I count at least 20 NFL playoff and championship games, four World Series, US Open at Pebble Beach and the Olympic club, one NHL playoff series, and now the NBA covering the Golden State Warriors. It has been some fun times over the years. (But I am trying to forget the time I slipped in the mud at Candlestick and landed flat on my backside covered in goo…) Some images from last nights game. Related articles Warriors bring out ‘lucky charm’ for Game 1 against Houston Rockets Rockets vs. Warriors: Game 1 Video Highlights and Recap from 2015 NBA Playoffs Vegas Makes Warriors Title...

Corporate Webcast Production

Yesterday Rockk Video was part of the production team for a corporate round table  webcast for a Fortune 100 company. This video production entailed three cameras to capture a four person round table discussion that was moderated by the corporate CFO. We took a bland conference room and turned it into a decent looking studio arrangement for the client. This included having a large monitor on set for he client to refer to the slide deck for the cast. The two HD cameras recorded the participants while the third camera (DV) captured the slides for editing into the program. The HD cameras recorded onto external SSD drives in ProRez 442 resolution. This is an example of the type of corporate video production that Rockk Video is capable of producing for clients. It takes careful onsite planning to get the room to look right, careful cooperation with the client to make sure they are happy with the look and feel of the production, and most of all completely professional behavior on set so that the client and the participants are at ease and confident in the production. Here is a shot of the set before we rolled the webcast: So if you need a team of professionals to record your corporate video let Rockk Video help shape and record your production....

Growing Fuel From Algae

Rockk Video just finished posting a project for Aurora Algae of Hayward. Aurora had us shoot Broll of their laboratory facilities in Hayward and then edit that video with HD video of their production facilities in Western Australia into a video presentation for investors. The video details the process that Aurora uses to research algae, grow it and then harvest it for use in pharmaceuticals, animal feed and bio-fuels. They are proving that algae can be grown in large quantities and with minimal impact on the...

CNN- Edge Of Discovery- Stickybots

This is a recent science shoot for CNN I did using the new XDCam format. Very interesting research being done at Stanford University on climbing...

Science Stories for NSF

Shot three feature stories for the National Science Foundation recently. Not many stations or networks are doing science these days so it is nice that NSF is doing a fine job of putting out good science videos. Worked with producer Marsha Walton on these stories. She is an old colleague of mine when we both worked at CNN. Frog...

G4 – Fire Arts Festival

Fire Arts Festival Coverage for G4’s “Attack of the Show The Crucible is an Oakland, CA based organization that teaches classes in blacksmithing, welding, glass blowing, and a whole host of other interesting industrial arts skills in a way that is nothing like your old high school shop classes. They do it with flair and with style. Each year they put on a couple of fund raising events to keep the doors open. One of the is the “Fire Arts Festival” where they take over a ten acre parking lot in West Oakland and basically let fire roar. Artists bring their sculptures and art work that literally breathe fire and show them off for an adoring crowd. It makes for quite and evenings entertainment. G4 came to town for this years show for a segment on their “Attack of the Show”. We lived fire with their host Blair Herter who even dared to swallow fire on camera…. This was a Beta SP (Ikegami HLV55) shoot for this client. Video Game – E3 2009 – Attack of the...