Dallas Crew Spends the Day with Danica Patrick

After spending the month in Texas shooting a pilot for a popular lifestyle network it was time to head home.  However, G4 needed a crew to follow Danica Patrick around as she sported a special Sonic the Hedgehog paint scheme for her race at Texas Motor Speedway.  So let me get this straight.  I get to spend more time in Texas, shoot on the F3, follow Danica Patrick around all day, and be at a NASCAR track? Yes, please!  Where do I sign?

Kristin Adams gets her ear plugs in before the race starts.

I headed north to Fort Worth, TX with an F3, some sweet Nikon glass, and the necessary support to turn the F3 into a lean, mean, ENG shooting machine.  Our day started with Kristin Adams interviewing Danica Patrick.  Oh, I almost forgot, for the interview with Danica I used a Canon 5D to get a wide shot.  It was easy to get the F3 and 5D to match since there is a great picture profile for the F3 that recreates that 5D look.  After the main interview with Kristin we got a tour of Danica’s hauler.  We then shot some tosses with our talent and various garage b-roll.

Later in the day we covered Danica qualifying for the Nationwide Series Race.  It was so much fun to be shooting at the track.  It’s been a while since I’ve been around this much NASCAR.  Oh, how I’ve missed it.  We basically shot b-roll and tosses with Kristin Adams up until right before the race started.  We then wrapped and I headed back to my truck.  I transferred all the footage to my producer’s hard drive while enjoying the race.  Before I knew it my day was done.  I can’t wait get back to the track.

Danica Patrick gets prepared to qualify.

Yup, this is definitely her car.

Posted by

Staff Director of Photography, Roger Woodruff is based in Waco, TX.

Profile Page