We had a blast spending a couple of weeks in New Orleans with two athletes who are making amazing contributions to their community.

Our crew was recently in New Orleans with CBS shooting their show Game Changers. The premise of the show is to follow professional athletes "off the field" to showcase their philanthropic efforts and charitable giving. We're worked on a similar project for Game Changers in Detroit. For this assignment our talent was Eric Gordon, shooting guard for the New Orlean's Pelicans. We spent the first part of the day setting up out interview in the Pelicans/Saints press room. 

After setting up in the Pelicans/Saints press room, we interviewed Gordon and then followed him over to the Pelican Training Facility where his charity was set up preparing presents to deliver to underprivileged kids. So heartwarming to watch - and film. 

   

The second week in town, we sat down with Brandin Cooks, wide receiver for the New Orlean's Saints.  Cooks also has a charity setup that helps less fortunate youth in the New Orleans area and their fundraiser  "Strikes for the Kids" was happening the same week we were in town. Once we arrived at the bowling alley in the heart of downtown, we set up for the interview with Brandin. The area that was reserved for us had a great background of shiplap wall and window frames. 

   

We utilized a variety of Kino Flo's and Arri Tungstens to fine-tune the lighting and create an optimal look. After the interview, we went into straight b-roll and OTF mode. We were instructed to cover the scene as it happened, so we used a Sony F3 with the variety of L-Series glass to fully cover the event. 

Thank you CBS for letting us capture these special stories for Game Changers.

Courtesy of: Nate Galluppi, Go To Team Cameraman

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