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.
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
High Definition Field Production for Discovery Channel
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 to enter the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s smallest cat. To aid in hand-held shooting and bring the camera down to “cat’s eye” view, Director of Photography Jeff Landie, employed an EasyRig.
Photo Credit: Scott Graham
Phil Mickelson, Master at Commercials
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 Manager Ken Bolkcom. Director of Photography Jeff Landie shooting in High Definition with a Panasonic Varicam.
Photo Credit: Scott Graham
On Assignment – ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown with Michael Strahan
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: Bob Sloan