Video: Yale Bulldogs Mascot.

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This idea for this spot is a product of all of us working on the tournament website here at the New Haven Open at Yale. We wanted to have some fun with one of the top women’s tennis players in the world, so here’s what we came up with.

A fun watch and a fun one to shoot as well.

Photos and Video: BNP Paribas Open – Day 1.

"Members of the media gather on the rooftop of Stadium One at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California for WTA All-Access Day on day one of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 6, 2013."

“Members of the media gather on the rooftop of Stadium One at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California for WTA All-Access Day on day one of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 6, 2013.”

"Maria Sharapova hosts a promotion for 'Sugarpova,' her line of gummy candies, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California on day one of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 6, 2013."

“Maria Sharapova hosts a promotion for ‘Sugarpova,’ her line of gummy candies, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California on day one of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 6, 2013.”

"Maria Sharapova participates in a blind taste test during a promotion for 'Sugarpova,' her line of gummy candies, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California on day one of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 6, 2013."

“Maria Sharapova participates in a blind taste test during a promotion for ‘Sugarpova,’ her line of gummy candies, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California on day one of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 6, 2013.”

"Members of the media gather on the rooftop of Stadium One at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California for WTA All-Access Day on day one of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 6, 2013."

“Victoria Azarenka addresses the media on the roof of Stadium One at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California for WTA All-Access Day on day one of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 6, 2013.”

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“Agnieszka Radwanska addresses the media on the roof of Stadium One at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California for WTA All-Access Day on day one of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 6, 2013.”

I’m out in Palm Springs, California, where I’m working as a Multimedia Producer for the online team at the 2013 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. I’ll be here throughout the entire tournament, so I’ll be posting the content I create and produce daily, so be sure to stay tuned for more!

The first video above is a piece I shot and edited. I’ve worked as a still photographer and social media editor at several tournaments on the professional tennis tour, including twice at the US Open and once at Wimbledon, but this tournament marks the first time that I’ve brought video into the mix. 

 In the video, reporter Scott Hennessee asked the top eight seeded players on the women’s side of the draw a series of questions to find out how well they knew each other. I filmed, shooting with a Canon 7D body and recording with wireless lavaliers, and then pulled together a quick edit to be posted on the tournament’s website and various social media outlets. 

Featured in this video are Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Agnieska Radwanska, Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki, Samantha Stosur, and Sara Errani. The players gave us great material to work with, and I’m happy with the pace and flow of the piece. And, what could be better than interviewing the world’s best tennis players on the roof of the stadium at Indian Wells Tennis Garden under perfect, sunny, 80 degree skies?

I’ve also included some still images from All-Access Day, as well as some frames from an promotion event for Maria Sharapova’s line of gummy candies, “Sugarpova.”

Here is a link to a blog post with coverage from media day, and here is a link to a photo gallery of my images on the BNP Paribas Open Facebook page. 

As always, I welcome your thoughts, comments, suggestions, criticisms, or questions. Enjoy!