Monthly Archives: April 2012
This is a shot from our TV shoot with the marionettes. Needless to say we had a very fun time shooting this spot, despite the pressures of time that come with every production. Jim is our talent and he did a great job of playing the maniacal marionette operator, pulling the strings of our little [...]
Yesterday, I spent my entire work day in Big D. I started the morning off at the Merrill Lynch building off 75, working on color with Steve Franko, the master of color for broadcast in Dallas for, well, forever. I’ve been going to this building for some kind of business for the past twelve years. [...]
Arlington, Texas is an unusual community. Tucked in between Dallas and Fort Worth, it is the third largest city in the metroplex and has the distinction of being the home to the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys and the original Six Flags Theme Park. Arlington is also home to my college alma mater – UTA. Very [...]
This past week we shot some new TV spots for a client. In one of them we got to use some marionettes and that allowed me to venture into a very magical, almost mystical place full of every kind of puppet you could imagine. As a child, I was totally infatuated with puppets and marionettes. [...]
I’ve seen lots of shots of the new Cowboys Stadium, but I can’t recall seeing a shot quite like this. Maybe that’s good or maybe that’s bad, but at least it’s something different. I’ve been to the Cowboys Stadium just once, but I’ve been to the Rangers Ballpark, which right next to the Cowboys, many [...]
There are three beautiful stained glass windows in the Depot. They represent the chief modes of transportation in the history of Fort Worth up to the time the depot was built. Wagons, horses and trains. These windows are gorgeous and must be seen in person to truly appreciate their beauty. If you ever get a [...]
Yea, its a Texas Historical Monument. It was once the Santa Fe Depot serving travelers from other parts of the country. Now, it’s a party place, a wedding place and a meeting place.
The main entrance to the train station. I don’t think they actually use this as the main entrance any more. When I’ve attended functions there, I’ve entered through the patio area in the back. That’s a shame, because this is a grand entrance.
I’ve been very busy at work and haven’t had much time to shoot, so I’m going to share single images from the one shoot I did last week. This is the inside of the Ashton Depot, a historic train depot in Fort Worth, turned into a venue for parties and functions that is hugely popular [...]