PVH , Phillips Van Heuson, was given the task of creating a series of Olympic swimmer-inspired videos for Speedo’s new water-version of crossfit exercise and equipment, called “Speedo Fit”. PVH’s Director of Production and Content, Nick Cucci hired Bob Sloan to employ his vast underwater video experience, while Jeff Landie handled topside part of shoot and ran a crew of over 10 people that included a grip truck. Three Canon C300s were used, 1 in an underwater housing and 2 on the pool deck, along with a Canon 5D Mark III to capture exercise techniques, and film feature interviews with current swimmers on the US Olympic team heading to Rio for the 2016 summer games.
Tim Parker of AKA Media hired a Sloan Productions Crew to film a behind the scenes “Got Milk” online campaign. Using a Canon C300 and two GoPros, the shoot took place at Granite Hills High School in San Diego. The behind the scenes work also entailed interviews from the Olympic Athletes Elizabeth Beisel and Perry Baker.
Steve O’Brien from Medscape called upon Sloan Productions and Jeff Landie to provide facilities and crew for two camera interviews about the future of genomic medicine. Jeff’s crew ferried two XDCAM’s to Scripps Conference Services in La Jolla for this particular endeavor.
These interviews were conducted Medscape Editor-in-Chief, Eric Topol.
Brandon Shapiro of YES Network from New York pegged Jeff Landie of Sloan Productions to film the MLB Winter Meetings for their daily show, “Hot Stove.” This took place in the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. Jeff and his crew brought in two XDCAM’s, lights, and mics to properly record the 2014 MLB Winter Meetings. The show was broadcast live over multiple days on the YES Network, which included news updates and special celebrity guests.
Producer Howard Weisman with Forest Hills Pictures out of Connecticut called on Jeff Landie and Sloan Productions to provide a 4 person video production crew to shoot all events surrounding a members-only concert for Starwood’s Preferred Guests. SPG members used points to acquire tickets to this special event: singer Jewel performing a private concert at the US Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego, CA.
The shoot began with two camera interviews with Jewel. One of the goals was to optimize the look by achieving a shallow depth of field to soften the backgrounds. Other pre-concert events included a behind-the-scenes tour, meet-and-greet with Jewel, and a pre-concert cocktail party featuring noted bartender and mixologist Greg Seider out of New York. The main event was a solo performance by Jewel on acoustic guitar. Jeff and crew shot events using two Canon C300 cameras. Lenses included Canon L Series f2.8 zooms as well as faster prime lenses to help with some of the low-light scenes. Additional concert footage was gathered using a GoPro for a 2nd angle. Howard Weisman used his extensive producing experience with the subject matter to expertly move the crew through all events.
As a San Diego video production company, Sloan Productions owns and deploys multiple DSLR cameras to answer today’s market requests. In this picture, Director of Photography, Bob Sloan, operates one Canon 5D Mark III on a slider while an additional Canon 5D is locked off on the interview subject.
San Diego video production company Sloan Productions provides services to ESPN for Outside the Lines (OTL), for a feature story on Junior Seau. In the photo, Producer Dave Lubbers is seen holding an iPad used as a teleprompter, while DP Bob Sloan shoots with a Panasonic Varicam while sliding the camera on a Dana Dolly. Adding motion to a shot increases the production value and makes it more dynamic. HMI lighting, powered by a portable generator, was used to help light the scene.
Medical Video Shoots and Full Production Services
In the photo, Bob Sloan & Jeff Landie gather high definition footage with a Sony XDCAM HD PDW-F800 for a series of medical training videos for doctors. As an experienced complete video production company in San Diego, Sloan Productions conceives, writes, produces, shoots and edits corporate and web videos. Services for the medical market also include shooting surgeries and other medical procedures.
Sloan Productions provided all video crew and production support for the 9th consecutive year for “Titleist Performance Institute“, a 10-episode series that airs on Golf Channel in spring 2013. This year marks a departure from the legacy “Golf Fitness Academy” show, seeking to better display all the different aspects of the TPI facility and program, once again starring TPI co-founders Dr. Greg Rose and Top 100 Golf Instructor Dave Phillips. Where past years shows were all about fitness and shot in the gym, this year we took the production mobile to go all around the state-of-the-art facility, highlighting instruction on the practice tee, bunkers, rough and greens, as well as inside the newly-revamped gym. Director Bob Sloan and DP Jeff Landie helped come up with the new shoot workflow, creating efficient and nimble shooting and lighting scenarios so the show could easily move from inside to outside, while still achieving the goal of shooting all episodes in 5 shoot days. Exterior lighting consisted of large HMI instruments. Longtime Producer Jen O’Neal oversaw the shoot and the post production. Golf Channel’s Bridget Cugle coordinated, and Executive Producer Kevin Schultz oversaw creative to make sure the programs once again met and exceeded the expectations of flagship sponsor Titlest. Shot in High Definition, four Sony XDCAM HD PDW-700 camcorders were used, and a full lighting and grip crew helped transform TPI’s facility into a television studio for the show. Time lapse exterior shots of the facility were shot by Bob Sloan, to help create a new and dynamic show opening segment.
Photo Credit: Jeff Landie
Bob Sloan captures footage of Candace Bailey, co host of G4’s “Attack of the Show”, as she demonstrates her style on a WaveJet, jet powered surfboard, during a shoot for NBC/Universal and their G4 Network. Bob uses a Canon 5D Mark II in a modified SPL surf housing which he has used for many similar shoots and other major networks. Sloan Productions specializes in underwater video and television production as well as “wet” production environments in, around, and on the water. Photo Credit: Julie VanLoh