anythink: A Revolution of Rangeview Libraries

Objectives: This is one of two documentaries created by Ricochet Ideas and Crosspoint to unveil and explain a revolutionary new concept in libraries. We also created 3-minute webisodes to give focus to more specific library topics. The shows have been broadcast at four new library opening events and are the key presentation at the 2010 National Public Libraries Association show. The shorts have been released virally on YouTube and to library-specific sites. The majority of all filming was during live events and could not interfere with the proceedings. This required a small, highly organized crew that could maintain a tight schedule, organize VIP interviews, and shoot B-roll surroundings within just two days. Measures of Success: More than 1,300 hits on YouTube in the first three months. Target Audience: Library directors nationwide, community leaders, and consumers. Specific Roles on project: John Bellina, Ricochet Ideas – Writer/Director Tasso Stathopulos, Ricochet Ideas – Art Director Joan Laflamme – Proofing Corey Hayes, Crosspoint – Producer/Director Luke Bishop, Crosspoint – DP/Grip Sound Chris Walsh, Crosspoint – Sound Design Audio Engineer John Riccardo, Crosspoint – Editor Nate Rich, Crosspoint – Graphics Jeff Chiba Stearns – Animation

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Lotus Headlines Fillmore Auditorium

With the 3 camera packages owned by Crosspoint, I had a boatload of options for shooting Lotus’ first show headlining Denver’s The Fillmore Auditorium. Per the band’s request, I acted as a roaming camera and documented the performance. The energy in the building was intense and the band blew the doors off, making the footy energetic and fast paced. I opted to use the Sony EX3 with the standard glass for mobility, plus the thing shoots great in low-light settings. Make sure to check out Lotus next time they come through the D. Brothers Luke and Jesse Miller grew up in Green Mountain so they are in and out of town quite a bit.

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