My busy week with Bike Elf finished with a shoot in Sevierville, TN where the charity challenged the local Boys & Girls Club to earn bikes with a fitness challenge. This is unique for Bike Elf because it's the 1) first time they have partnered with a group in Sevier County and 2) this is their first time Bike Elf has used physical fitness as incentive to earn bikes. All their previous challenges have been based on academics.
By now, I'm starting to get the routine down for shooting these challenges. The key is to make the videos different from before. I thought the music I found for this one gave it a fun vibe.
The Bike Elf shoots will calm down a bit this summer. But exciting things are on the way! I'll explain more soon...
The good folks at Bike Elf are keeping me busy this week, with three shoots in an eight-day span.
The stretch of shoots started yesterday in Maryville, TN at the Boys & Girls Club, where Bike Elf is challenging the roughly 200 kids in the Brain Gain summer academic program. The top 25 finishers will earn a bike, helmet and lock from Bike Elf!
This was a fun shoot because I'm starting to get the handle on how these events are structured. Basically, I mic'd up the main speaker, Leigh Wilson for the early part of the presentation. Then I roamed around with my Canon 70D and left a GoPro Session on the platform behind her. After a little b-roll of the kids getting measured and a pair of interviews, it was an easy story to tell.
Monday's shoot could be interesting because I'll likely have to bring my son Jackson with me, who will be turning 10 weeks old that day. Here's the look he'll give me when I tell him he has to come with.
Jason Jennings is a freelance videographer based in Raleigh, NC. He previously spent more than a decade covering sports for television stations in Florida, North Carolina, Texas and Missouri.