I went to Oklahoma City, OK to a production studio to make the new video, Sharing with String II. This is the second one for pastors, missionaries, those going on mission trips, Sunday school teachers and others looking for Evangelical based string figures.
I arrived about 11:30 and went back to see how they had the studio set up. They had risers with chairs for the 8th graders who were going to be my audience. They showed me where to stand and which cameras were on who. They were using three cameras today.
I then waited for the makeup person. She applied makeup to my face and hands. She said she couldn’t make me look much thinner though. After that we waited for the camera men to come back from lunch to do lighting checks and sound checks.
10 8th graders from Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic school were my audience. They arrived with the principal. They decided to wear street clothes because the girls uniforms were plaid and that would not have set off the string figures very well.
I gave them a little warm up and got them comfortable with the setting and with me. I wanted them to act natural and put some life in the video. They did a great job. They interacted with me and each other very freely. They are a very self confident group. Having had graduation last night might have helped.
The shooting went very well. We did not need to break or re-record anything. One of the cameras did run out of tape right at the end of the video and so we did the ending again. I thanked the kids and Mr. Sine, the principal said that he was going to take them out for ice cream since they were so good.
I am giving a day of storytelling and strings to their school for all their work. They get to share me with the rest of the students tomorrow.
Now it is up to the editor staff to put all three camera shots together into one. They will probably add some music to cover the quiet spots and Steve Garman will do some announcing at the end telling where to find more information.
I went back to makeup to have it removed and left for home. When I got to my car and sat down I found that I still had the chordless mike. I returned it and then headed for home. …I stopped for an ice cream also as a treat.
Lynna and I need to work out the cover and produce it. The studio did take some still photos of the process which I would like to put up on the web some place. It was a very good day and I feel good about the process so far.