Here’s my latest promo joint, feeding out to stations this week:
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).
Okay, so I’m late to the game in getting a GoProHD camera, and I finally couldn’t hold out any longer in getting one. I promptly made use of it this weekend with Eliza while tearing up the crazy, rooftop pool in our Miami hotel.
We’ve been traveling around the state recently, doing little “staycations” and checking out all there is to do outside of Central Florida. My wife has an amazing ability to book luxurious, expensive hotel suites at incredibly low prices, so we’ve been zooming around a lot. Here’s a few recent snaps I took with my iPhone:
My daughter Eliza and her preschool pal had fun tearing up the playground. They didn’t mind the Sunday morning humidity, however they have very little patience for monsters.
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).
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.
I’ve been crazy-buzy shooting promos and administrating the other 5 websites and multiple webpages that I work on, so I haven’t had much time for photo inspiration. Here’s a few recent snaps from work in the past week:
I’m quite fond of the photographer mantra, “the best camera is the one that’s with you” – which I guess would make my Canon 5DII the worst camera I have, simply because I hate lugging it around all the time. I decided to leave it in the suitcase this weekend and just take mobile phone snaps (mainly because I was also chasing the kid around Savannah, often through water fountains). The sun was so intense in Georgia this weekend that I couldn’t really tell what I was shooting, but here’s a few iPhone pics from Tybee Island yesterday.
I’ve been working on lots of Disney-related promotions this past week, with all of it culminating around the grand re-opening of the Star Tours ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Here’s a few of the shot I snapped this morning, both with my SLR and iPhone.
I’ve been going through the ridiculously vast volume of photos on my iPhone, and doing some much needed spring cleaning. In addition to taking a lot of photos of Eliza, I also snap shot of everyday things to refresh my memory later – such as songs on the satellite radio, or barcodes on various shopping items (which I’ll use later at the checkout to “shove it in the clerk’s smug face”). And then there’s the occasional odd photos that I don’t ever do anything with, such as this jellyfish:
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.
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.