My last assignment in Oklahoma City before we relocated to Cheyenne included making two exterior photographs, one of the Oklahoma City Bricktown Ballpark, and one of the electronic sign at the west entrance of Bricktown at night, for use in a TV ad produced by Seattle-based Lustre Communications.
This project was another example of the benefits of good metadata, the importance of making strong images in-camera, having a speedy workflow, and timely communication with clients about on-location problems.
I shot the Ballpark image on location a few hours after getting the call, and delivered it an hour later. My work was rewarded with a call the next day for a second, nighttime image of the Bricktown sign, also delivered an hour later.
In both cases, there were unanticipated on-location glitches. At the ballpark, the Bricktown sign was removed and replaced temporarily by the banner visible in the image above. In the nighttime image, the client requested a shot of the sign to the north of this one, but when I arrived, it wasn’t lit. The one pictured above was lit, but the “w” was half burnt out. I notified the client from location of both issues, and offered to reschedule or cancel. They decided to proceed since, as a production company, they had the ability to fix these cosmetic problems in-house.
A fun project and a happy client. Thank you for the opportunity!