A Spectrum News 1 alum takes his skills to another job

Posted 7 months, 1 week ago
 

When we took our VJ bootcamp to Spectrum News 1 in Lost Angeles, I thought we were going to have a 'difficult' student on the first day.

He was a long time TV reporter, also from NOLA.

Well, we were wrong.

JD Carrere turned out not just to be a great student but also a great MMJ.

For a guy who had spent his life working with crews and editors, he took to it right away and produced some of the best stories that Spectrum News 1 aired.

He also became a great advocate for 'The System'. (That would be the Michael Rosenblum 5-Shot Method).

Then, a month ago, I was more than a bit surprised and more than a bit disappointed to read that he was moving on from both Spectrum and LA. He was headed out to New Orleans to become the Senior Content Manager for two teems - The Saints and The Pelicans.

"After 2 years for working with Spectrum News 1 and over 8 years living in Los Angeles, I felt it was time for me to move back to my home city of New Orleans, LA.  I was fortunate enough to get a job working as the Senior Content Manager for the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans.  I will be creatively overseeing a variety of projects for the two major sports franchises.  Looking forward to using everything I have learned to be able to have great success in this position."


But some lessons are never lost.

In this era of Covid-19, shooting and producing team videos are next to impossible, 

But JD had a solution. 

He taught the Pelican's Team Mascot (his wife, actually) the 5-shot system and had them shoot their own video at home - which he both directed from a distance and then edited and produced.

As you can see, it works.

In an effort to keep fans of the New Orleans Pelicans NBA team engaged in the team, the team launched a series called #HomeTeamTV. The idea is to bring fans new and original content while we all wait for sports to get back going. The challenge of course is that we are all in quarantine social distancing. Fortunately, I am able to reach into my bag of tricks and explain in an easy way to those who are creating this content using the Rosenblum method. This example is of the Pelican’s mascot creating a “home cooking” video. I sent him a shot list that I comprised using the 5 shot method. The man behind the mask actually had his wife follow the instructions I gave him to shoot this video in sequence, shot for shot. They nailed it! Here’s the end result

In his own words:

In an effort to keep fans of the New Orleans Pelicans NBA team engaged in the team, the team launched a series called #HomeTeamTV. The idea is to bring fans new and original content while we all wait for sports to get back going.  The challenge of course is that we are all in quarantine social distancing.  Fortunately, I am able to reach into my bag of tricks and explain in an easy way to those who are creating this content using the MIchael  Rosenblum 5-Shot Method.  This example is of the Pelican’s mascot creating a “home cooking” video.  I sent him a shot list that I comprised using the 5 shot method.  The man behind the mask actually had his wife follow the instructions I gave him to shoot this video in sequence, shot for shot.  They nailed it!  

 


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