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Ready for David Pogue

Me, standing in, as lighting is set for a David Pogue shoot.

Today, myself and a few colleagues helped Zach Wise set up and shoot some green screen video of New York Times Technology Columnist and near-Broadway performer David Pogue. The video will be integrated into a multimedia piece that Zach and I are working on, which should be done before Thanksgiving.

This is the first real video shoot that I’ve worked on, (having in the past done a lot of voice-over work with sound engineers). What’s scary is that we did this largely by ourselves – Zach found a studio at the nearby CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, we hung the green fabric, and we set up the lighting with a little help from their engineer.

David Pogue came in a short while later, I grabbed a boom mic, and we were off to the races. It was a lot of fun, and Pogue nailed the takes – I have no idea how he did it without a teleprompter, but he had us all laughing several times. And he was very patient and friendly throughout the shoot, even when we had to embarrassingly scramble back to the office for more P2 cards.

So, that was the hard part – now we have to design and build this thing.


Here is my Godson, Tommy…


Godson, by nedward.

I was in Buffalo this past weekend to celebrate my Grandma’s 100th birthday, and got to see my cousins Maggie, Lauren, Sarah, and Emma.

Scorpion Bowl

Nothing like sharing a Scorpion Bowl with another man’s wife…

Scorpion Bowl

K. and Ned at Lolo’s birthday celebration. Tiki Room, Lansdowne Street, Boston, Sept 17.