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theDBZ Crew in 10 Seconds

By October 12, 2012 Promos, The Daily Buzz

Here’s a fun promo that we shot for the Facebook page.

The Daily Buzz in 10 Seconds from JL Watkins on Vimeo.

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PROMO: “Getting Ready”

By September 15, 2012 Promos, The Daily Buzz

Another promo from our launch series, shot in front of the insanely huge LCD wall at Full Sail Live.

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Promo: “Anthem” (Generic Version)

By August 29, 2012 Promos

Here’s a promo generic, making use of our them song from Chris Kirkpatrick (featuring FAM). Shot with my Canon 5D2, of course.

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Promo: “Mornings”

By July 23, 2012 Promos, The Daily Buzz

We needed to get some generic promos shot for stations RIGHT AWAY, but did not yet have our new set, new graphics, or any show clips available. Luckily, I was able to get into Full Sail Live at the last minute to use the giant LCD wall as a backdrop. From behind the camera, I shouted pages of wild lines at them. They all have huge personalities, so this all came together rather easily.

The Daily Buzz – “Mornings” from The Daily Buzz on Vimeo.

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The Daily Buzz: Season 11 preview

By July 17, 2012 Orlando, Promos, The Daily Buzz

Work has been insane lately. We’ve been on the trajectory ever since the decision was made to re-brand the show, which means a new look, a strong brand position, and – as you’ll see from the video below – new anchors.

Here’s a featurette that I made last week (with the help of my marketing minions, Vinny and Morgahn), showcasing the new talent lineup – which officially became public today.

Not only are they a really hood looking bunch, they’re all really funny and incredibly smart. (This is in NO WAY an slam on the previous hosts, whom I wish nothing but the best of luck in their future endeavors.)

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Promo: Typical Morning Show

By October 20, 2011 Promos, The Daily Buzz

Here’s my latest promo joint, feeding out to stations this week:

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Daily Buzz Season 10 Presentation

By September 9, 2011 Promos, The Daily Buzz

This is the “sizzle reel” that I created for The Daily Buzz. It’s full HD and features, our new graphic package (done by one of my favorite colleagues, Matt Quinn).

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Promo: “I’ll Text It To You”

By August 12, 2011 Promos, The Daily Buzz

Previously:
Promo: “We Love Social Media!”

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Promo: “We Love Social Media!”

By July 21, 2011 Promos, The Daily Buzz

With the recent unveiling of Google+, and the resulting online fervor, I decided to finally bang out a social media promo with the anchor team. I’ve been meaning to do one for a while now. As they started listing off all the virtual real estate we inhabit, it began to take on a like of its own.



The above version is customized for My-20 in Denver, – the example worked better with station branding).

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Promo: “Take On Your Day”

By July 21, 2011 Promos, The Daily Buzz

I’ve been incredibly busy lately in the editing kitchen, cooking up some tasty promo entrees. (Okay, the cooking analogies end here). Here are two of the most recent promos distributed to all the stations this week. The first, being a rebranding the show’s old/new anchor team and fast-paced news style. We’re starting from the ground up, and explaining what the show is all about.



The version above is the stripped-down, generic version that Buzz stations all over can customize with logos and appropriate show time-slot information.

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Video: HeadDrama Promo Vignettes

By May 3, 2011 Promos, The Daily Buzz

Yesterday we launched our latest website: HeadDrama.com“Your survival guide for solving mental emergencies and taking control of drama in your everyday life”. I’ve been busily working with the team to get content organized, get the layout and site functionality up to spec, and do the marketing thing. Here’s a few demo promos for the site that I created last fall, mainly for internal and corporate marketing purposes. These people are quite frustrated.



Not sure if these will be used for anything (as I’ve got some crazy promos on the way), but it’s nice to just get them out in the open.

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Promo: “News You Need To Know”

By April 26, 2011 Orlando, Promos

Here’s our latest Buzz promo, which feeds out to stations tomorrow. It’s a companion to the mock weather promo that was released in February. (This is the ‘tagged’ version – the endplate also changes, depending on station and their custom graphics).



We might have one more ‘news team’ promo like this, but my mind has already wandered to doing some really “out there” promos this summer.

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Promo: Kia & Andy – “Wardrobe Malfunction”

By February 4, 2011 Promos, The Daily Buzz

I helped Producer Brad put together this piece of hilarity which he wrote/directed – which feeds out to stations on Tuesday. We have multiple versions of the same spot, with various explanations and tag lines, but I kinda like the understated (and weird) version best.

Kia & Andy – Wardrobe Malfunction from JL Watkins on Vimeo.

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Promo: Brandi Williams – “Jeggings”

By January 27, 2011 Promos, The Daily Buzz

Another promo we just sent out to affiliates, we just sent out to stations this last week. It was a nice collaboration between me and promo producer, Brad.

Brandi Williams – “Jeggings” from JL Watkins on Vimeo.

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Promo: Mitch English – “Severe Weather”

By January 21, 2011 Promos, The Daily Buzz

I know I’ve been off-the-grid lately, mainly because I’ve been working my ass off on all sorts of marketing presentations and paperwork. Here’s the first of a slew of promos I’m feeding out to stations for February sweeps.

Mitch English – Severe Weather from JL Watkins on Vimeo.

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Video: Two Recent “Buzz Brands” promos

By November 19, 2010 Orlando, Promos, The Daily Buzz

I haven’t posted any of my promos/videos for a while, so here’s two recent items I produced for GalTime.com, and a customizable affiliate generic for The Daily Buzz. (Both were shot with the Canon 5D MarkII)

Galtime.com Image Generic from JL Watkins on Vimeo.



Daily Buzz “local’ generic -:30 combo from JL Watkins on Vimeo.

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Proof Reel: Broadcast News Image (KPRC)

By April 21, 2010 Houston, KPRC, Photography, Promos

Proof Reel: Broadcast News Image from JL Watkins on Vimeo.

If you’ve seen any of my promos in the past year, then chances are you’ll recognize some of this footage. Basically, I’m getting my various reels together for my (soon-to-be) upgraded photo/video site…and whatever future marketing needs I might have now that we’re moving. My intent is to demonstrate my digital cinematography skills for use in broadcast promos and related projects.

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“Dusk till Dawn” promo (:60)

By February 24, 2010 Houston, KPRC, Promos

It’s actually called the “10PM to AM” promo internally at the station, but somehow “Dusk till Dawn” stuck with me. (Unfortunately, the anchors don’t turn into vampires halfway through the promo)

KPRC – 10PM to AM News (#3 :60 version) from JL Watkins on Vimeo.

It’s like 99% shot with my 5D, except for like three shots. I’m not terribly happy with the encoding I did for this Vimeo upload, as it’s choppy and contrasty. But it’s a decent example of what I’ve been working on – the standard, thirty-second version of this spot is crazy fast compared to this extended promo.

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News at the Speed of Life (:30)

By February 15, 2010 Houston, Photography, Promos

Here’s the first spot in our new promo campaign that began Friday night during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. I shot about 95% of it with my 5D2, except for a few HD stock shots of people that I needed (so that it wasn’t all news people looking rad).

KPRC – 2010 Image Spot (#1 :30 version) from JL Watkins on Vimeo.

There’s an alternate (longer) version on our promo department’s YouTube channel, in case you want to see the same spot, but twice as long.

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