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Monthly archive for May 2014

News Camera Crew Shooting “Redrum” Episode

Shhhh! We’re sworn to secrecy about the details, but we can reveal that our news camera crew is busy working on an episode of “Redrum,” the popular Investigation Discovery series that follows police as they work backward piecing together clues in murder investigations.

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 For the Season 3 episode, we first interviewed the prosecutor, then moved on to the victim’s family, where a sordid tale of a son shooting his father unfolded. To achieve the show’s vivid HD look, we shot with the Sony F5 Cine Alta camera, which allows our crew to get very shallow depth of field in extremely tight settings.

“Redrum” airs Tuesday nights on Investigation Discovery, the only network devoted to compelling true stories of mystery and suspense. ID features an unprecedented slate of 11 all-new series and 22 returning hits for the 2014-15 upfront season and a new network tagline, Always Revealing. The network will produce more than 700 hours of original content designed to bring more emotional and intense stories of passion, greed, jealously, revenge, betrayal, heartbreak… and ultimately, justice. Many will involve our news camera crews and San Diego video production. #investigation discovery #sandiegocameracrew #sandiegovideoproduction

Live Event Video Production for Doodles Fundraiser

Our live event video production crew recently pitched in to help a great cause — the Desert AIDS Project in Palm Springs. Their annual Celebrity Doodles fundraiser needed a little help with publicity, so we gladly donated video equipment and crew to cover the event for TV’s “Entertainment Tonight.”

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Our cameraman, soundman and producer arrived early to videotape the amazing silent auction display of drawings, notes, collages and autographed items donated by Lady Gaga, Olivia Newton-John, Donny and Marie Osmond, Vanessa Williams, Kylie Minogue, fashion designer Bob Mackie and others. Next, we interviewed the many celebrities in attendance, including Barry Manilow, Suzanne Somers and husband Alan Hamel, Lorna Luft and Susan Anton.  As the fun-filled gala unfolded, our crew shot the on-stage awards and entertainment, which featured a rousing performance by Taylor Dayne.  The event raised thousands of dollars for Desert AIDS Project and we were honored to help!

ABOUT DESERT AIDS PROJECT
Desert AIDS Project serves people living with HIV and AIDS by providing comprehensive support, including medical care, case management, and social services, like food, housing, and counseling. D.A.P. also offers free and confidential HIV testing at a number of locations throughout the communities it serves. To learn more about Desert AIDS Project, please call 760-323-2118.

For AV support for your live event video production please contact Solana Productions.

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Los Angeles Corporate Video Production – Street Survival

Our Los Angeles corporate video production found out what happens when you mix 50 teen drivers with emergency road conditions? Our video crews found out recently while shooting Street Survival for Tire Rack. The nationwide course, co-sponsored by Michelin, lets teens experience a professional driving course created on the Fontana Speedway parking lot.

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This Los Angeles video production involved a crew of three getting bounced around in cars, dodging careening and skidding vehicles and operating a QuadCopter overhead to capture aerial shots of the action.

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Shooting handheld inside a car is generally not a problem. But it proved to be a bit challenging on this shoot. For the morning wake-up, as the instructors called it, teens in their own cars, accompanied by a coach, were told to stomp on the gas. As the car approached 60 mph the instructor would yell “BRAKE!” The panic stop taught students what to expect from their car and themselves before they hit a real freeway traffic jam.

The vast lot was divided into segments to test emergency stopping, swerving and spinout conditions. To add to the difficulty,  water trucks were on hand to douse the pavement and make driving conditions even more challenging. Several times throughout the day we rigged GoPro cameras to the cars to capture the interaction of the teen and coach.  We also recorded POV shots around the entire course by mounting a Go-Pro camera to the hood.

The course included a circle of cones that drivers would enter and drive around as fast as possible. This kind of extreme driving showed students another example of how cars handle under stress. It also demonstrated how quickly a camera operator can move when two tons of skidding car is headed his way.

A final event of the day introduced teens to a Michelin 18 wheeler. Event organizers parked several cars around the truck to demonstrate blind spots. Then the kids took turns sitting in the driver’s seat of the big rig. From that vantage point it was easy for them to see just how limited a view the driver has.

Through our interviews with the coaches, parents and teens, it was clear this Los Angeles corporate video production captured a course that provides valuable real world training. As the teens drove away, they were much better prepared with skills they’ll hopefully never have to use. #losangelesvideoproduction #losangelescamercrew #lavideoproduction #lacameracrew

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San Diego Corporate Video Production Team Webcasts for HP

Our recent San Diego corporate video production team webcast for HP’s printing division was a big hit not only for its content but also for its technical achievement.

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Thanks to a Teradek Cube, an amazing device the size of a deck of cards, Solana Productions was able to deliver the 90-minute show to thousands of HP staffers worldwide. The device does the job of a satellite truck, streaming audio and video along the ethernet with absolutely no errors. We transmitted our live program to a Teradek decoder at HP in Palo Alto. From there, HP distributes the show to its employees all over the world. Solana Productions has been doing these kinds of San Diego video productions for more than 10 years with great success. Depending on the complexity of the staging, they can be set up in just a few hours. For this show, we installed all staging, lighting, projection, the TriCaster 8000 broadcast system and a sophisticated audio package.

Solana Productions’ San Diego corporate video production team has more than 15 years of experience producing, shooting and editing projects for high-profile TV shows and corporate clients. With 14 EMMY Awards, a Gracie Award and many other accolades, our team brings high standards and professional expertise to every San Diego video production.

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