Texas Crews Team Up For FS1 Shoot In Houston

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27 Sep Texas Crews Team Up For FS1 Shoot In Houston

 

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Recently it’s come to light that a couple years ago current head coach of the University of Kansas football team, David Beaty, saved a child from a life threatening accident at a trampoline park.  If Coach Beaty had not intervened, the life of Max Menchaca might have been lost.  I teamed up with the Dallas Cameraman, Nate Galluppi, to cover the story for Fox Sports 1.

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This little guy found our pelican case very comfortable.

Our day started off with an interview with Max’s mom, Traci Menchaca.  This was our most elaborate set-up of the day.  We used two Canon C300s on Traci.  I used a 70-200m f2.8 lens for my close-up shot of Traci.  Nate used a 85mm f1.2 for a medium framed shot of Traci.  We used a Canon 5D Mark 3, mounted with a 70-200mm f2.8, on a reversal shot of our reporter.  After we wrapped the three camera interview we split up.  Nate and the producer headed up to Sam Houston University to shoot B-roll of Max on campus.  My audio tech and I headed to the Houston medical district to shoot some B-roll of the hospital that treated Max after his accident.

We spent the end of the day setting up for an interview with Max at a nearby hotel in Huntsville, TX.  The producer rented out a large conference room.  We lit the interview with a couple Litepanels.  I used a 85mm f1.2 on my C300 for a close-up shot.  Nate mounted his C300 with a 50mm f1.2 for a negative-spaced-framed-medium-shot.

I copied over all the footage to the producer’s hard drive while we packed up.  This shoot was very well scheduled and the day went super smooth as a result.  It’s aways fun to work with Nate and one of my favorite audio techs, David Feagan.  I can’t wait to shoot with them again.

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A screen grab from the interview with Traci Menchaca. (C300 Mark 1 with a 70-200mm f2.8 – C-Log)