I couldn’t be more excited to share this recent Opening Day spot I produced alongside an incredibly talented team for the Boston Red Sox home opener. This year, we called on the help of Boston-based aerial production team, Above Summit, to create and FPV style drone video taking viewers on a journey through Fenway Park as it was prepared for the opening weekend.
These videos have become very popular as of late, so to take the production value a step further, we scripted out various scenes, easter eggs, and vignettes to weave together a storyline that hit on the key thematic points that will be present on opening weekend and throughout the 2022 season. The video features references to Opening Day, the Nike City Connect campaign and the running of the Boston Marathon, David Ortiz 2022 induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, a memorial to Jerry Remy, and other relevant storytelling moments.
Together with Tim Heintzelman and Kellan Reck of Boston Red Sox Creative Services and Productions, we produced all logistics, storyboarding, and scripting for this complex beast of a video. We filmed over four days of production on a tight deadline to get out and onto our channels by Opening Day. A huge thanks to the team at Above Summit and to FPV pilot Jacob Ballin for this incredible footage and expertise.
I’m recently back from Chicago, Illinois (my first time in the city, why did I wait so long?) after shooting a promotional event for the Laver Cup, a newly created professional tennis international competition created last year. After the cup’s initial kickoff in Prague last year, the second installment of the event will take place this coming September in the Windy City.
This was a whirlwind! Our content crew had about for hours to document World No. 1 tennis player Roger Federer, World No. 2 Nick Kyrgios, and tennis hall of famers John McEnroe and Rod Laver as they squeezed in stops at Chicago’s Navy Pier, Lou Malnati’s famous Chicago Pizza, the Chicago Bean, the the Chicago Bulls locker room at the United Center to meet Scottie Pippen, and the Chicago Theatre to visit European soccer star Bastian Schweinsteiger. Throw in a press conference at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel with NBC Sports Host Mike Tirico and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and you have yourself a full day.
Here is the video piece, which is a great collaborative effort by the staffs at MVT PR, Tried & True TV, 309 Productions, and the Laver Cup. A huge thanks to Drew Carlisle for having me on board to work with the über talented production crew of Lauren Foley, Ian Davidson, Joe Miller, Dustin Berta, and Mark Riedy. And a big shoutout to our producers Kellie Morgan and Prue Ryan for making it all come together!
I’ve also included some still frames I was able to fire off in between shooting video clips.
This is a 30 second promotional commercial I shot and edited for Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) Soccer, featuring the Boston Breakers 17 and 18 year old soccer franchises. It was filmed at their practice at Dedham High School in Dedham, Massachusetts, leading up to a National showcase tournament in San Diego, California.
The concept was to show what goes through an athlete’s mind in those big moments in life: big practices, big games, big events. The goal is to appeal to an audience of high school aged girls.
The promo combines HD DSLR footage and aerial drone footage, and was published on the league’s social media channels.