Here’s my first video work published for the Baltimore Orioles. This video ran on the scoreboard at Camden Yards between innings throughout the last month of the season.
I owe a special thanks to Ben Epstein of Orioles Productions for his killer editing of this reel. Not all of the clips that appear in this video are mine, but most of them are. It’s a combination of footage I shot handheld with my Canon 7D and footage shot by the television camera crew.
As for what to look for, I shot about every photo that appears in the opening montage, and my video clips have a more handheld look and play with focus and depth of field a lot more. I’d say they make for about 80% of the video.
It feels great to have gotten some video published this season, and it was always wild to see my own work up on the scoreboard during games.
"Baltimore Orioles first baseman Derrek Lee dives for a ground ball in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, July 14, 2011 in Baltimore."
"Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones catches a fly ball in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, July 14, 2011 in Baltimore."
"Baltimore Orioles pitcher Mike Gonzales falls as he throws to first base in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, July 14, 2011 in Baltimore."
Back at it last night for the start of a long post All-Star break homestand. The Orioles started it off with a loss to the Indians.
There wasn’t much action to shoot throughout this game, but I did manage to make a few good frames. I also used my own Canon 7D as my primary camera last night. That’s what happens when you forget to bring your other camera’s charger up from the pit and it sits outside for two weeks. The Mark II’s batteries were dead, and water-logged chargers don’t work so well, so I’ve switched temporarily to my own body until our new charger arrives.
It’s funny how my 7D seems so slow after using the Mark II so much.
This game’s “Thing I Learned:” Don’t forget your gear on the field!