Shooting Famous People for Silicon Valley Videos
When famous people are the subjects, clients call upon us to shoot Silicon Valley videos.
We have lots of experience shooting Silicon Valley videos in addition to shooting literally all over the world. But it’s nice to stay home and shoot Silicon Valley videos when we can. We rely on continued referral and repeat business. Shooting Silicon Valley videos is our bread and butter business. And it’s a great treat to shoot someone famous.
One of our notable video subjects was BB King, may he rest in peace.
We’ve done Silicon Valley videos of a number of famous people, but this is one celebrity whom we had a truly gracious time working with, We fondly remember him upon his recent passing.
In the theater arts there is a saying to “remember the little people you meet on the way up” and B.B. knew this lesson quite well.
It would be difficult to find people who worked with B.B.. King to have a derogatory thing to say about him. He was truly a class act. He was the type of person who was very easy to work with, was very down to earth, and showed great respect to all. And above it all, he had a big heart.
It seemed very interesting to us that the Silicon Valley videos we shot with him were infomercials about a home study course for of all things – the harmonica.
Check out another shot from this B.B. King shoot at the Penrose Productions shoot page. B.B. squeezed this shoot in between shows on the SF Peninsula. We provided d a prompter and hid the laveliere microphone under his collar where it couldn’t be seen. We also considered placing a microphone on a boon just out of the shot, as show in this client page from Penrose Productions.
These days, I suspect that our preference would be for the latter, and rather that putting a microphone under his collar, we’d put a microphone just out of frame. That seems to be the current trend in Silicon Valley videos.