TSN: Parkland High School Hockey Heroes

"It's the best game we played all season" describes how tragedy turned into community as hockey players reflected on how the shooting at Parkland affected them. TSN called us up to Canada for a very special piece honoring the Parkland High School shooting victims through their honorable hockey team.

TSN Parkland High School Hockey


17 Players Winning for 17 Victims

On February 14th, 2018, life for the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida changed forever. Parkland was nestled in the state’s safest city, but on that day, a former student opened fire on school grounds, killing 17 Parkland students in one of the deadliest mass shootings ever. MSD’s varsity hockey team, who were destined for the state championship, debated not even playing after the tragedy. The Monday after the incident, parents and children gathered to decide and in the end the athletes decided to carry on and play to honor the victims.

One of the players described it as “the best game we played all season”, and the finals proved to be the same. Marjory Stoneman Douglas walked out with the state championship title in an untouchable game. They felt the victims had watched over their game and knew there were 17 additional players on their team that day giving them the advantage.

TSN Parkland High School Hockey


An Emotional Ending

As the team celebrated on the ice, one of the players noticed they had 17 students on their team. One for each victim of the shooting. As soon as they got home, each player placed their championship medals on a memorial of the 17 victims. It felt more than coincidental and the players knew it was the best thing they could offer. Head coach Eric Laforce said “I’m not usually an emotional person, but that was something to be had. [I’m] proud of them. Very proud.”

A student on the team said it best. “That tournament wasn’t for us. It was all for them. That’s what we had to play for. For our school, for our community, for the victims, for their families, for everyone.” In the face of tragedy, Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ hockey team honored their fallen students in the best way they knew how.

The Sports Network knows how to tell a story. And it’s so important to tell stories like this one. Thanks for including us and our crew.

Watch the full piece HERE.

Gear: Audio Kit, Lighting Kit

CMT: Dylan Scott Becomes an Astronaut for the Day

To celebrate landing on CMT’s “Hot 20 Countdown,” rising country music star Dylan Scott decided to follow in Neil Armstrong’s footsteps and “land on the moon.” Our video camera crew tagged along as Scott and CMT correspondent Katie Cook headed to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.


Scott’s sense of adventure led him, CMT and our video camera crew to NASA for the day. They are celebrating the 48th anniversary of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon. It made for an extra exciting atmosphere. Scott and Cook got a tour from Astronaut Shane Kimbrough who recently returned from the International Space Station. He showed them the mission control center and a replica of the International Space Station. Cook said, “life in space is anything but spacious.”

CMT: Dylan Scott Becomes and Astronaut for the Day

Country/Space Exploration

Scott was put to the test by going through an astronaut oriented workout. They have to be in great shape to withstand the conditions they are in. Later they got to ride around in a space exploration vehicle. Scott said driving it was “like driving a really big tractor.” After “plowing the fields of Mars” they finished up their tour and hung up their cowboy hats of being an astronaut for the day.

CMT: Dylan Scott Becomes an Astronaut for the Day

“Hooked” on Dylan Scott

Scott has always had a love of country music and country living in his heart. He considers himself an old soul with a young spirit. As soon as he was able to, he headed to Nashville to get his name and his voice out there and ended up getting signed by Curb Records. His self-titled debut album is a smash success with his #1 song being “My Girl” and his #2 song being “Hooked.” Safe to say we are hooked, too.

CMT: Dylan Scott Becomes an Astronaut for the Day

Country Music Television

We always love getting a call from CMT, the first channel in history devoted to country music. It usually means heading south and sitting down with a cool country music star with a great accent and impeccable manners. And this time it took us to NASA with their hit show “Hot 20 Countdown!” Thanks CMT. Where will you take us next?

Become an astronaut for the day, too, by watching the full video HERE!

Gear: 2 Sony FS7s, 2 GoPros

CNBC: Cannabis Business Banking

We went behind the scenes of a segment of CNBC all about cannabis business banking.

Security for Cannabis Companies

Instead of marijuana companies having to bury their money in the backyard, Sapphire Risk Advisory Group provides an outlet that the banks aren’t willing to. Weed culture is changing. Banks aren’t keeping up, so ancillary security businesses are swooping to the rescue. Gallo’s company is currently working with more than 100 cannabis companies in 18 different states and even Canada.

CNBC: Cannabis Business Banking

Cannabis Company Coverage on CNBC

Even though marijuana is legal for recreational or medical use in more than half of the United States, it is still illegal at the federal level. Therefore banks are still hesitant to do business with cannabis-based companies. This is good news for small security businesses who can help in the industry. CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” morning news show about business and politics, crewed one of our camera operators in Dallas, Texas to learn more.

Sapphire Risk Advisory Group

We sat down with the managing partner, Tony Gallo, of Sapphire Risk Advisory Group, based in Dallas, about how they are benefiting from the banks turning their backs on the cannabis industry. Gallo and his team are able to provide vaults, armored cars, and security consulting for these businesses who need the help, but don’t know where and how to find it.

CNBC: Cannabis Business Banking

Storytelling for CNBC

What else have we covered for CNBC? We headed to Miami for David Beckham’s announcement of his MLS expansion team. We went to school at Indiana University with international students. We learned about business and the Bourbon Trail in Louisville. We sat down with Gene Simmons at a summit in Vancouver. We chatted with the CEO of Lululemon, Chip Wilson at the YPO Edge Convention. And we learned some investment tips from the Beardstown Ladies in Illinois.

We are happy to work with CNBC covering any story, especially ones covering an ever growing industry. No pun intended.

Watch the full piece HERE.

E! News: Kelly and Ryan in the Bahamas

Live with Kelly and Ryan headed to the Bahamas for a special beach week and our video camera crew got a behind the scenes look at their sun-filled episodes thanks to E! News.

E! News: Kelly and Ryan

From NYC to the Bahamas with Kelly and Ryan

E! News tagged along as Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest took a “spring break” trip to Atlantis Paradise Resort Island in the Bahamas. They said they “wouldn’t do a remote show with E!” Ryan brought his girlfriend Shayna. Kelly did not bring her kids. She feels super guilty about it *wink wink.* They talked to us about how much fun “field trip” shows are. Especially when it’s freezing in New York City and you’re headed to the Caribbean. It’s a chance to renew and rejuvenate themselves and the show.

Pilates Paddle Boarding with Dolphins

On the first Bahamas episode, Kelly and Ryan talked about the importance of the sun (and the rum.) Actress Heather Graham made a guest appearance and talked about what she has been working on. The Bachelor’s Arie Luyendyk Jr. also made a guest appearance. (This was before he was engaged to Lauren Burnham.) Kelly took a paddle boarding lesson in the water with dolphins - and even did pilates on the board. They wrapped up the show with a musical performance by the band In Real Life.

E! News: Kelly and Ryan

Swimming with Sharks and Stingrays

On the second Bahamas episode, Kelly and Ryan were joined by The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s NeNe Leakes and Friday Night LightsTaylor Kitsch. Ryan took a swim with sharks and stingrays. He said, “Kelly gets to swim with dolphins and I have to swim with sharks, I see how this works!” It was all in good fun though, because he had a great time.

Baha Men in the Bahamas

On the third Bahamas episode, Kelly and Ryan set up a “sink or sail” family challenge. The winners were treated to a two-night stay in a suite in the Atlantis resort. Comedian Whitney Cummings made a guest appearance and talked about her upcoming endeavors. Kelly took a group of friends on a sunset cruise on a catamaran where they headed to a tiny island to search for buried treasure. The episode ended with another musical performance by the Baha Men. (Yes they’re still making music.)

Conchs and Coconuts

On the fourth and final Bahamas episode, Kelly and Ryan reminisced on their trip. The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsLisa Rinna made a guest appearance, as did actress and comedian Rachael Harris. Ryan did a tour of some of Atlantis’ best food and drink spots. The Conch Shack pulls conchs fresh out of the water. Sun and Ice has the best ice cream in town. And Sip Sip serves their Sky Juice out of a coconut.

E! News: Kelly and Ryan

Did you know we have video camera crews in the Bahamas? E! News sure does. Thank you for crewing us for such a fun and beautiful shoot!

Watch the E! News piece HERE.

Watch the full Live with Kelly and Ryan episodes HERE.

Crew: Canon C300 Mark II 

Rachael Ray Show: Crashing a Cookbook Club

We’ve all heard of book clubs, but have you ever heard of a cookbook club? A group of foodies in Pittsburgh all gather around the table once a month with recipes from their cookbook of the month. When they chose one of Rachael Ray’s cookbooks, the show couldn’t resist crashing their cookbook club to join in on the fun and food.

Rachael Ray Cookbook Club

The Whitehall Public Library Cookbook Club has been getting together once a month for the last eight years. What started out as a group of five friends has now grown to a group of fifteen! Food brings them together, friendship keeps them there. The Rachael Ray Show wanted to get in on this tasty and terrific story when they chose Rachael’s “Everyone is Italian on Sunday” cookbook one month. From penne a la vodka to caesar stuffed deviled eggs, each person brought in a dish straight from the cookbook to share with everyone.

Rachael Ray Show

Behind the Scenes with Rachael Ray

Our video camera crew and producer were at the Whitehall Public Library in Pittsburgh to capture content for a segment of the show. We interviewed various members of the club, shot B-roll of the food and the feasting, took photos of each dish, and maybe snuck a taste or two.

Rachael Ray Show

Rachael Ray’s Cookbooks

Rachael Ray is known for her quick and easy approach to cooking, italian style and ingredients, no measuring technique, love of burgers, and coining of the term EVOO. She has written 27 cookbooks including favorites like “30 Minute Meals,” “$40 a Day: Best Eats in Town,” “Yum-O! The Family Cookbook,” and of course, “Everyone is Italian on Sunday.” She is currently working on her next book titled “50/50” to celebrate her 50th birthday. She will be giving a copy to each member of the cookbook club when it hits the shelves, holding a book signing at their library, and joining them for one of their club meetups. Talk about a tasty treat!

Rachael Ray Show

Great food, great conversation, great shoot. We always enjoy working with The Rachael Ray Show! Watch the full piece HERE.

Sports Illustrated: A Round with Rascal Flatts

Sports Illustrated’s Golf.com had us team up with Go To Team’s Nashville video camera crew, Peter Leininger, for a great shoot highlighting philanthropy, golf, and Rascal Flatts.

Sports Illustrated: A Round with Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts’ Celebrity Golf Classic

Country music trio Rascal Flatts hosted their second annual celebrity golf tournament and Sports Illustrated was there with one of our video camera crews. It was sponsored by William Morris Entertainment, Delta Dental of Tennessee, and Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse. The tournament was the benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt - a cause that is near and dear to the group. They have been performing for the children’s hospital patients for years and have helped to raise millions of dollars for research and training. The hospital even renamed its Pediatric Surgery Center to The Rascal Flatts Surgery Center. The tournament matches teams up with celebrities for a great day of golf.

Rascal Flatts’ Golf Goals

Sports Illustrated’s own Jessica Marksbury sat down with the trio for her “A Round With” interview series the morning of the tournament. They sipped on some cocktails and “mocktails” and talked golf. What is on their golf bucket list? For Jay DeMarcus it is to hit a hole in one. For Joe Don Rooney it is a sponsor exemption. And for Gary LeVox it is to have a solid game all the way through, and not have a bunch of good holes and bad mixed together. SI and AD have full faith they will achieve their golf goals.

Rascal Flatts’ at the Top of Their Game

Rascal Flatts first hit the scene in 1999/2000 with their first self-titled album. Now they are on to their tenth studio album titled “Back to Us.” You may know them for country music hits like “Bless the Broken Road,” “What Hurts the Most,” and their cover of “Life is a Highway.” They will be on tour this summer to promote their latest album and hit songs. We hope to hit the highway with them again soon!

Watch the full interview HERE.