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Oct
13
2015
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Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!

Rock Creek Tapped to Shoot for Saturday Night Live. 

SNL_Rock-Creek.jpgWhen SNL producers needed an exterior of Ford’s Theater in downtown Washington, DC to establish a sketch with Amy Schumer, Kenan Thompson, Taran Killiam, and Kyle Mooney, they called on Rock Creek Productions.  Tim Phillips and Jake Mosholder took our Sony F5 and a couple of lenses downtown to capture the Ford’s Theater façade.  We had to work around the construction site across the street and traffic and tourists, but gave SNL afternoon, golden hour, and post-cloudburst nighttime shots from several different angles.  We shot in 4K and uploaded three selects to SNL that evening in QT ProRes 4444 format.  SNL selected the daytime shot since that best met the requirements of their sketch.  Oh yeah, and that joker in the backpack … that’s Jake.  The shot was used twice to bookend the sketch.  Fun!

"Tim, thanks again for everything. Shots looked great and everyone was very pleased."

-- John MacDonald, SNL