Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Double Same-Days in NOLA [Video]

These guys don't look like biotech trainers
Another season of Classroom Close-up, NJ has come to an end. In case you missed it, you can watch the season finale online. It's a recap of the season and includes bits from more than a dozen shows.

So besides editing stories for next season, what do I do during the summer when we're not filming stories for the show? Well, along with shuffling the kids to camps and practices, summer is a busy season for business conferences. This month, I trekked down to New Orleans to do some production for the Society of Pharmaceutical and Biotech Trainers at their 2012 Annual Conference.

Here is one of the two same-day-edits that I put together while I was there (you can see the other one on SPBT's YouTube channel). For those unfamiliar with the concept, it's pretty simple, film and edit a video in the same day. It's like one of those 24-hour movie making contests, but you get paid for doing it.

For these videos, we filmed from about 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and then delivered the video by 10 p.m. that night so they could show it at 8 a.m. they next morning. I'll also be putting together a more comprehensive five-minute overview video for SPBT (but at a less exhausting pace).