Archive for April, 2010

Golf Fitness Academy by Titleist Performance Institute

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

San Diego based high definition television production company Sloan Productions once again provided all location production services for this year’s season of Golf Channel’s “Golf Fitness Academy“, presented by Titleist Performance Institute.  Director Bob Sloan worked alongside Producer Jen O’Neal and Editor Andy Ebert to create ten 30-minute episodes over four days.  Golf Channel’s Stephanie […]

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High Definition Field Production for Discovery Channel

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Powderhouse Productions calls on San Diego’s Professional Camera Crew Services Company Sloan Productions to shoot a feature for the third season of Animal Planet’s, Cats 101.  Employing the Panasonic Varicam HD format, and a Sony HVR Z1U to capture additional B-roll, Producer Portland Helmich directed the story of Fizzgirl, a Munchkin breed of cat vying […]

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Phil Mickelson, Master at Commercials

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Working with celebrity talent requires careful planning and execution as time is a premium and must be used efficiently.  Longtime Sloan Productions client CBS Sports, shoots a commercial for Callaway Golf, to be included in the Super Bowl XLIV pre-game show.  The spot was directed by CBS Producer Sellers Shy, and coordinated by CBS Production […]

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Sony Enters the 3D Camcorder Race

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Just unveiled today during NAB Digital Cinema Summit. Sony‘s entry into the 3D camera race, the EX3-D.  Currently a prototype, yet has full 1920×1080, records to sxs cards, adjustable inter-axial and convergence, interchangeable lenses.  To be field tested in July. Photo credit: Bob Sloan, Sloan Productions www.nabshow.com www.sony.com

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Conference & Meeting Video Production in San Diego

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

San Diego video production crew company Sloan Productions has spent a great many production days assisting our clients and their clients with capturing coverage of a meeting or conference. This photo was taken during the Taking Care of Your Diabetes Conference in San Diego, Oct. 2009. Our client was Hall Media for whom we provided […]

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On Assignment – ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown with Michael Strahan

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

On any given day Sloan Productions provides professional video production crew services to independent producers, corporations and networks such as ESPN. This is a typical setup for what we call “on-camera interviews”. For this production, we are preparing former NFL star Michael Strahan to be interviewed via speakerphone by ESPN producer Korey Kozak. Photo Credit: […]

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Balloon Lighting

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

For this shot a helium balloon with several daylight balanced instruments is tethered above the scene. The balloon light simulates the full moon by casting an even back/side light on the entire area. For more information on balloon lighting or night for night photography, contact us. Photo Courtesy: Roger Henderson, Henderson Lighting & Grip (HLG)

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Getting Ready for Some Football

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

In preparation for ESPN’s telecast of Monday Night Football in San Diego, Director of Photography Bob Sloan leads a Sloan Productions high definition crew and shoots the helmets of the opposing teams. The San Diego Chargers hosted the Denver Broncos during ESPN, ABC, and Disney’s 40th year production of the most popular football telecast of […]

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Backstage Pass

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

One of the great things about having worked in San Diego for over 30 years is that we have built a network of colleagues all over the county, (and the country). When we need to get some special footage for a project we don’t have to look very far. For this shot, our colleague Kelly […]

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Exterior Lighting

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

During a shoot for McGraw Hill Publishing about the career of an Aquarist, we utilized reflector boards, (square panels left and right in photo), to reflect natural sunlight and add rim lighting to the subject and help separate her from the background. Reflector boards can be very valuable and versatile especially in a location away […]

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Undersea Classroom

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Sloan Productions provides live television production off the Pacific Ocean. A technician aims a microwave transmitter antenna towards Scripps Institution of Oceanography as Sloan Productions produces the educational series, “Undersea Classroom“, a live event where elementary school children interact with divers undersea in the California kelp forest. www.scripps.ucsd.edu

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Diffusing the Sun – Americas Cup

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Lighting is a key element to all photography. One of Sloan Productions principles is to provide our clients with the best images possible. In this case, an overhead silk is used to diffuse the direct sunlight while specialized daylight-balanced lights fill in shadow areas. www.americascup.com

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Camera Platforms

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

If a cameraman will have to spend a lot of time at his camera position and be elevated above the action, specialized platforms are available allowing much more flexibility and comfort, plus the ability to relocate with flexibility.

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ESPN Bullcam

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

These are my favorite assignments, innovate a way to make it work. On this assignment for ESPN‘s E:60 program, the producer asked for a dynamic shot of a bull charging the camera in High Definition. Combining research, technology, and innovation Bob used an Iconix HD-RH1 camera with a 2.2mm lens mounted in a custom camera […]

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Frame Grab from the Bullcam Video

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Frame Grab from the Bullcam Video.

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