Last week one of our long time car dealer clients in Stillwater wanted to do a TV commercial while driving a car. This is an easy task if you have a giant budget, but of course we didn’t. This involved a suction cup, a flex arm thing, a wireless microphone, and a GoPro camera. After some rigging and testing, Jack scrunched himself into a ball on the back seat floor so he could monitor the audio, make sure the camera was working properly, and to time it to fit a 30 second commercial. We wired up Juergen Janzen, owner of Janzen Toyota, and headed down the road with the camera rolling. After a few bloopers, we got a good take and headed back to the dealership. At this point, Jack had been wadded up in the back seat for about 20 minutes and needed help unraveling his legs. After he was able to walk again, we checked the footage, and took all of the camera gear off the car. So, the point of this story is, if you are creative and use the right gear, you can accomplish some really nice stuff with a reasonable cost. You can check out the finished TV spot here. https://youtu.be/OuWumvbq3A4 KJ FILMWORKS – VIDEO PRODUCTION FOR INDUSTRIES OF ANY SIZE. ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, ANY BUDGET – KJFilmWorks.com
A few years ago, the 89er Theater in Kingfisher, Oklahoma wanted a video shown before the movie about why it’s not ok to sneak your own food into the movie theater. We had a production team meeting and our executive producer, Renee Settlemires came up with a crazy idea to create “The Concession Police”. She wrote a script and assembled the cast. We rented an old police car, made some concession police uniforms and scheduled the production day. The plot of the story was that the concession police got a call that someone had smuggled some food into the theater. The police responded, searched the building, and found the perpetrators with a large quantity of popcorn, snacks and drinks. The funny thing is we filmed this 11 years ago and it is still running at the theater before each movie. KJ FILMWORKS – VIDEO PRODUCTION FOR INDUSTRIES OF ANY SIZE. ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, ANY BUDGET – KJFilmWorks.com Here is the link to view the video. https://youtu.be/fJojywXOZ38
A few years ago, a good friend also in the media business called and said, “I’m going to the Garth Brooks press conference in Tulsa, do you want to go?” Well that didn’t take much thinking! This was the kickoff event for his coming out of retirement world tour. We were one of the first ones at the venue and set up our gear. Before long, there were about 30 TV stations, photographers and writers lined up to see Garth. We were all given numbers so we could talk to him in order. Soon, Garth and his wife Trisha arrived, and started visiting with the media. This is our second time working with Garth. What sets him apart is that there is no barrier between him and the media. Garth and Trisha get toe to toe with you and answer every question truthfully, and they treat you like you’re their friend. He made sure everyone there got a t-shirt and tickets to the concert that night. Garth and Trisha are class acts. KJ FILMWORKS – VIDEO PRODUCTION FOR INDUSTRIES OF ANY SIZE. ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, ANY BUDGET – KJFilmWorks.com
We wrapped our 2 days filming in Houston this afternoon with temps in the 90s with matching humidity. Working in a large gas plant with full FR clothing, steel toe boots and hard hats all day will wear you out. We had a great crew, and now were off to another company to film in the morning.
It was 11 degrees, but we filmed one of the final episodes of the world’s tallest fresh cut Christmas tree. After a concert featuring the world renowned fiddle player, Kyle Dillingham, and closing remarks from Kyle and Carol Williams, we headed out into the bitter cold. The crowd gathered at the base of the tree for one final song, then the Grand Marshall flipped the switch that turned off the lights of Christ’s Tree. Next week we continue to document this wonderful project as a crew will begin removing the decorations and disassemble the tree.
The World’s Tallest Fresh Cut Christmas tree in Enid, Oklahoma (The ONE), came down with a powerful crash today just after sunrise. This has been a 6-month, multi-state video production as the KJ FilmWorks crew captured this story to create The ONE documentary. But this is not the end of the journey for The Christ Tree. It is heading off to the saw mill to be made into lumber, souvenirs and other items that will last for many years to come. Plans are already in motion for a bigger event next year. Stay tuned to KJ FilmWorks for the full story about this adventure.
Interviewing physicians and nurses at Integris Health Hospital on the awareness and important information about Covid 19.
Our last video shoot of the year took us to Kingfisher, Oklahoma to film 2 commercials for Johnsons of Kingfisher. One of the ads was titled, “Out of the Box” (As Renee demonstrates) and was a lot of fun to produce. The next time you watch a movie at the Kingfisher 89er theater, you will get to see them.
Later that afternoon we headed east of Kingfisher to produce a gas plant contractor orientation video for Mustang Oil and Gas. The facility was in full shut down so it was easy to get around and film the shots we needed.
That’s a wrap on 2021, other than The ONE Christmas tree in Enid. More on that later, Stay Tuned!
We filmed on Christmas Eve at the The ONE capturing footage of four church services held in front of the tree. This is an ongoing part of KJ’s documentary of the World’s TALLEST Fresh Cut Christmas Tree in Enid, Oklahoma.