Thursday, October 4, 2012

Shooting a Parade

This was fun. We shot the Atlanta Parade of Excellence on Saturday in downtown Atlanta. It was broadcast on the local ABC affiliate, WSB TV. I had the long lens shot using a 70x lens. I was so far away, that I could not really even pick out which group we were covering when I tried to look out from behind the camera. It was a great angle, though for getting the front of each group. Since I was the furthest down the street, I was also the "salvage shot" in case the anchors talked for too long about a particular float. Jovita Moore had to anchor on her own for the start of the show since her co-host Fred Blankenship was running behind. Once he arrived, she simply said, "Fred Blankenship joins us it was planned all along.