Tonight we worked with Golden Arm Media out of Austin, TX to film our Cool Bus promotional video and at first glance, I'd have to say it was a success!!!
We started off by filming a time lapse video with the bus in front of the skyline as the sun was setting over Houston. We found a great location just outside of downtown on Memorial Pkwy that was perfect! We did this for about an hour before we went to pick up our "models".
We finally arrived at our meeting location by 9:00 PM and were on the road by 9:30 PM after a few shots of the bus pulling up and the group boarding. We took off around town with the music bumping and lights a flashing. Our photographer wanted to get some shots outside of the bus as it was driving around town so one of my buddies, Matt Kogler, helped out by driving his car and following the bus around while the photographer got some footage.
We drove around downtown and decided to drive by Minute Maid Park to get a few shots in front of the ballpark and it just so happened that they were conducting their post game Friday Night Fireworks show after the Houston Astros game. We were able to get some great shots of the bus driving in front of Minute Maid Park while the fireworks were going off!
After all of our exterior shots of the bus, the photographer boarded the bus and started filming shots of our crew signing and dancing around the bus as we drove through Midtown and Downtown Houston. As we were waiting on our photographer to get the cameras set up on the bus, our crew made a quick pit stop at the legendary Sunny's Bar.
Once everyone was back on board and after driving around for about 45 minutes, we made our final stop at Irish Cowboy in Midtown. As everyone got off the bus, our photographer joined them and was able to get some shots inside the bar as well.
We finally returned home around 1:30 AM and just when I thought we were finished, the photographer asked to get a few more shots of the interior of the bus with out people in it. So we went back to our original location of filming the time lapse to finish the last few shots.
Once it was all said and done, my night ended around 3:30 AM. I was le tired. But I am very glad I was finally able get the video filmed and can't wait to see the finished product!