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.
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.
Encinitas Lions Club’s 15th Annual Blind Surfing Event on Sunday at South Ponto Beach in Carlsbad
Photo Credit: Nathan Thomas
Video production company Sloan Productions from San Diego enjoys another day in the sun, at the beach with the Encinitas Lions Club and San Diego Surfing Academy, who presented the annual Blind Surfing Event at South Ponto Beach in Carlsbad, California.
CBH Video out of the Chicago area tapped Sloan Productions to cover this event. Producer Anne Northrup worked with the crew to get XDCAM HD footage from the land, and Canon 5D Mark II DSLR footage in the water. CBH will produce the video as a news story to be posted to the Lions Clubs International video website, Lions Quarterly video magazine, which shares Lions inspiring stories of how they are making a difference in communities around the world. LQ is posted in January, April, July and October of each year.
In this photo: DP Jeff Landie is using a Sony XDCAM HD attached to an Easy Rig to document 11-year-old Jason Nixon-Patton, who has been visually impaired since birth, learning how to stand up on a board and ride a wave. Pat Weber, Founder of San Diego Surfing Academy, is the surf instructor and is in charge of making sure everyone is in good hands – his motto is ‘safety first!’ “These guys are soul food,” said Pat. “They’re not privileged to enjoy the beach every day like us. It’s amazing how they put their trust in us. They are truly lion-hearted.” – www.nctimes.com