NBA All-Star Weekend
We set up Production HQ temporarily in the heart of New Orleans to help our friends over at the NBA cover the surrounding activities at this year’s All-Star weekend, which also coincided with the start of Mardis Gras!
It’s probably no surprise that we were thrilled to be asked by the NBA to join them across the pond in New Orleans and relished the opportunity to continue making our mark internationally with this amazing event.
Along with the 24/7 support of the DMS family in London, our team were there to support the NBA team in whatever production capacity they needed. One of their busiest days saw them assist the NBA with the Global Media Circuit. Using a combination of the kit flown over with and a couple of locally sourced additions, we set up a green screen to film some fun pieces with the players involved. They also had two edit stations set up in the hotel to clip, edit and instantly distribute footage from our camera as well as from the other filming stations the various NBA teams had set up.
The most fun the crew had was coming up with and producing a short piece for social media to capture the atmosphere in New Orleans ahead of the big weekend. They got a variety of local street performers involved, got a local poet to write a poem and read it for them based on the simple brief of “All-Star”. They even bumped into Spike Lee!
Check out the NBA Facebook video here