Nashville Crew Shoots For MSNBC’s “Your Business”
One aspect of my job that I love is that I tend to work with the same people over time. Recently in Memphis, TN I got to work with a MSNBC producer that I hadn’t worked with in over two years. In fact the last time I worked with him I was a wee-little apprentice running audio. Needless to say we had a fun little reunion in Memphis.
I was shooting on a Panasonic HDX 900. We were shooting a profile on a local business called, Mid-South Welding. They manufacture gates, fences, and unique iron works. Our day started with interviewing the designer, manager, and a loyal costumer. We then shot some b-roll of the designer interacting with the costumer. Afterwards I headed into the factory portion of the facility to shoot b-roll of the workers shaping iron. After lunch I shot b-roll of some finished works. This company truly creates works of art.
We ended our day by shooting the finished product at two homes. Afterwards we shot some quick interviews. I used what light was available in the home and then used my Diva Kino-Flo 400w as a key. I just love how convenient this light is when time is limited.
The schedule was tight but we made it work. In fact we wrapped 30 minutes early. I just love it when that happens. The producer and I said our goodbyes and hopefully it won’t be another two and a half years till we work together again.