Living The Dream Documentary

For those of you who live in New England, a documentary that Torey Champagne and I worked on this spring is now airing on Comcast Sports Net (CSN) in standard definition on Comcast channel 52 and in high definition on Comcast channel 852. I was the director of photography and the sole shooter on the project.

Here are the current air dates:

Saturday, May 16th at 4:30pm

Sunday, May 17th at 2:30pm
Tuesday, May 19th at 7:30pm
…plus many more times I am sure.

Set those DVRs. The title of the show is “Living The Dream”

UPDATE: 1/15/11
I have added the documentary to my site. This video can only be seen here and is not to be distributed. Courtesy of Comcast Sports Net and the Boston Red Sox.

This documentary was shot entirely with the Sony PMW-EX1 and the Letus Extreme including all the b-roll. This is the story of a baseball camp put on by the Boston Red Sox were fans are “living the dream” of playing major league baseball. We followed around a bunch of fantasy players in Fort Myers, Florida for two days.

This was a very challenging shoot for three reasons. The first was the fact that I was using a 35mm lens adapter with very shallow depth of field to cover baseball action. I think I was out of focus half of the time! The second problem was that JetBlue destroyed my Vinten tripod. I had to fight broken parts and try to keep the shot as steady as possible. And third, we shot this news style, run-and-gun. No light kit and no Letus or Zacuto shoulder rig. The prime lenses meant no zooming! It was painfully difficult. That is all I have for excuses, I hope you like it. The Red Sox really did!