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.
Gillette “Sweat for Greatness”
In October 2011, Turner Sports called on us to shoot Steve Wampler’s feature video for Gillette’s “Sweat for Greatness” competition on Sports Illustrated.com. Steve and two others are vying for votes as the most worthy “ordinary person who achieved extraordinary things.” Steve has Cerebral Palsy and lacks the use of his legs, and his achievement was climbing El Capitan, the 3000’ sheer granite wall in Yosemite National Park. The feat required a specialized climbing chair, with Steve hoisting himself up by doing roughly 20,000 pull-ups over the 6 day climb. For our shoot, DP Bob Sloan worked with Producer Billy Tucker and Marketing Manager Lauren Shannon and employed two Sony XDCAM HD cameras, HMI lights, and Cameraman Jeff Landie mounted a GoPro camera on a rock wall for an “over the top” view. View the video here.
Golf.com brought us to the fore with a multiple day Sony XDCAM HD shoot at several major golf manufacturers. Along with Producer Dan van der Kooy and Senior Writer David Dusek, we set out to help the website upgrade their video quality. Locations included Titleist and Titleist Performance Institute (including a feature with wedge guru Bob Vokey), Callaway, Cobra, Cleveland, TaylorMade, and Scotty Cameron Putters. To give higher production value for exterior interviews, Bob Sloan and Jeff Landie used an overhead silk to soften the light and bring the contrast range down. To view one of the 50 or so equipment-related videos that were produced from this shoot, click here.
Readycomm – Johnson & Johnson Webcast
ReadyComm from Dallas TX brought us onboard to produce a live webcast for their client Johnson & Johnson. ReadyComm’s Garvin Hassell worked with Jeff Landie on all the logistics, including how to best light the room and capture sound from a live panel and audience members, as well as reinforce audio to the live audience. During the event, Jeff directed and TD/switched the 2 camera production while recording the line cut, as it was being sent live on the internet.
January 2011, New York marketing and PR firm WCG chose us to field produce their video shoot for their client Maquet’s product CARDIOHELP, which is the world’s smallest and lightest life support system for cardiac support and respiratory assistance. WCG’s Director Scott Schindler worked with DP Bob Sloan to capture the dramatic footage of the product in action while transporting patients between hospital beds, an ambulance and a helicopter. Shot on location in El Centro, CA, Bob chose to shoot on the Canon 5D DSLR camera, utilizing a cage system made by Zacuto for more stable handheld shooting. Jeff Landie served as Producer, working alongside client rep Susan Neath to arrange for all the different elements, and keep things moving and coordinated.
Breathe LA Fashion Show Promo
In April we produced a video for the Breathe LA organization of Los Angeles. Shot with two Panasonic Varicams and edited back at Sloan Productions in San Diego on our high definition non-linear edit system by Bob Sloan. Photographers were Jeff Landie and Jim O’donnell. See the video below.
Intersport – Surfer’s Healing
Director of Photography, Bob Sloan shoots while Lauren Salituro of Intersport conducts an interview with Danielle Paskowitz of Surfers Healing, A Foundation for Autism. Lauren’s feature will air in the CBS Program “Courage in Sports”. Intersport is a long time client of Sloan Productions, relying on us for their many varied projects from commercials and promos to programming for their network shows.
Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon 2010
Photo Credit: Bob Sloan
Sloan Productions crew spent the day in the sun at Del Mar dog beach in San Diego, shooting the 5th Annual Helen Woodward Animal Center Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon. In this photo, ESPN producer Matt Rissmiller, producing a feature segment for ESPN’s weekly magazine show E:60, interviews Doug Hokstad and his english bulldog named Dozer before their heat on Sunday. Dozer got a well deserved 3rd place in the final, behind last year’s winner Buddy, while the winner of this event was Abbie, doing the now infamous “board swap” in the finals.
This event raised a total of $93,645 in donations and helped raise awareness for orphaned pets while promoting responsible pet ownership. Dog surfing is unique in that it’s not a sport, it’s a relationship between humans, canines and the ocean. It made for a great family day at the beach for surfers and dog-lovers alike. Water DP Bob Sloan put to use a Canon 5D Mark II in an SPL water housing for capturing the dogs in the ocean, and DP Rob Amato used a Panasonic Varicam for topside footage in the specialized E:60 shooting style.
Sloan Productions is a video production company based in San Diego providing professional production crews, high definition television production, video and sound editing and skilled camera crew services to networks, producers, and corporate America.
Producer – Matt Rissmiller
Water DP – Bob Sloan
Topside DP – Rob Amato
Audio Tech – Scotty Graham
Interview and B-Roll of 2010 US Open Winner Graeme McDowell
Photo Credit: Scotty Graham
Director of Photography Bob Sloan leads a Sloan Productions crew at the Callaway Golf Performance Center in Carlsbad, for Intersport out of Chicago. In this sit-down interview, freelance Field Producer Michael Molinari sets out his questions for Graeme about tour highlight moments in 2010, including his career-changing win at the US Open at Pebble Beach. It will be included in a show called “Golf’s Best of 2010”, scheduled to air on Sunday Oct. 31 on CBS, 5-6 PM EST. Other elements shot were B-roll of clubs being built, to use for show open, and an interview with John Melican, Callaway Golf Sr. Global VP of Soft Goods. Sloan Productions provides professional production crews in San Diego to networks, independent producers, and corporations.
Producer (off site) – Lauren Salituro
Field Producer – Michael Molinari
DP – Bob Sloan
Audio Tech – Jeff Landie
PA/Grip – Scotty Graham
Camera: Panasonic HDX900, 1080i, 60 (59.94), 4×3 safe
Health Care Fraud Prevention Summit, Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Danny Feld
Sloan Productions provides professional video production services and television crews around San Diego and Los Angeles to networks, independent producers, and corporations. Broadcast network clients include ESPN, HBO, Cinemax, and Golf Channel.
Director of Photography Jeff Landie leads a Sloan Productions XDCAM HD crew capturing “B-Roll” during the Health Care Fraud Prevention Summit in Los Angeles, CA, on Thursday, August 26th 2010. The meeting was hosted by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Jeff Smith of Optik Communications Group produced and directed the event. In this photo, Secretary Sebelius tours an elderly exercise class during her visit.
Last May, President Obama asked Attorney General Holder and Secretary Sebelius to lead a new effort to stamp out health care fraud, protect taxpayer dollars, and kick criminals out of our health care system. Together, they created a new Health Care Fraud Prevention and Action Task Force, called HEAT – an unprecedented partnership bringing together Cabinet-level leaders from both departments to share information and coordinate strategies. With annual health care spending rising from $75 billion in 1970 to more than $2.5 trillion today, the health care system is a bigger target than ever for fraud.
DP – Jeff Landie
Audio Tech – Scotty Graham
Producer – Jeff Smith