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Texas Crews Learn The “Texas Two Step” With Dr. Oz

 Dallas DP, Nate Galluppi, and I (Roger Woodruff) met up in Houston recently for a Dr. Oz shoot.  The day-time TV doctor and real life surgeon was in Texas to spread the word on a life-saving method known as the “Texas Two Step.”  While it...

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Texas DP Swings Down To Houston For Marketing Firm Shoot

The other day I was in Houston for a quick corporate shoot.  It's the sort of day where you spend more time driving than shooting.  The client needed one interview shot in front of a white backdrop.  No problem.  We can do that.I shot the interview on a Canon...

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Texas Crews On the Road with Honda

[caption id="attachment_29698" align="aligncenter" width="400"] It’s always fun shooting car B-roll. The early morning light was perfect.[/caption]Honda Automotive had cameraman co-worker Nate and I teamed up for another awesome shoot.  This time we made the trip to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  It’s always fun to be out...

Behind the Scenes of Feherty
Texas DP Shoots For Feherty Outside Houston

I love working on The Feherty Show.  It’s always a lot of fun because David Feherty is one of the funniest and nicest human beings you’ll ever meet.  I was rockin’ a Sony F55 with the Canon 17-120mm.I’ve worked on this show so many times...

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“Life as a House: DP’ing Fixer Upper Part 3”

[caption id="attachment_23027" align="aligncenter" width="569"] Behind the scenes of a typical "OTF" setup.[/caption]The Art of an “OTF.”What in the world is an “OTF?”  Great question.  Basically an “OTF” means an interview.  “OTF” is an abbreviation for “On the Fly.”  So the full technical translation for “OTF”...

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Season 3 of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” Set to Air in December

[caption id="attachment_23040" align="aligncenter" width="521"] We wrapped season 3 of Fixer Upper with a crew pic.  Not a bad looking group of people.[/caption] Recently I wrapped on Season 3 of “Fixer Upper.”  It was a rewarding feeling to know that another season worth of content was in...

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Welcome to the Go To Team Peter!

[caption id="attachment_22888" align="aligncenter" width="300"] left: Joanna Gaines, Roger Woodruff, Peter Leininger, and Chip Gaines[/caption] Peter Leininger is no stranger to the production industry. Before joining Go To Team’s apprenticeship program in September, Peter lived in Los Angeles filming with large crews for commercials and music videos.During...

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“Life as a House”: DP’ing Fixer Upper – Part 2

[caption id="attachment_22551" align="aligncenter" width="561"] AC & DP Apprentice, Peter Leininger, operating the DJI Ronin.[/caption]When any show enters its third season it’s easy to play it safe and do what you’ve been doing. Hey, if it’s not broke why fix it?If you’ve worked with me then...

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“Life as a House”: DP’ing Fixer Upper – Part 1

  [caption id="attachment_22485" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sometimes we can't help but "horse around" out here in Texas.[/caption] It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog.  I use to write them all the time when I was on the road for Go To Team.  Every new shoot meant...

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Dallas Crew DPs HGTV’s New Show, “Fixer Upper”

[caption id="attachment_20797" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Just hanging out between scenes with a cat, camera, and chicken.[/caption]Almost a year ago I had the great opportunity to work on the pilot of a possible HGTV show based in Waco, TX.  It was a wonderful experience and I was...