|CMU Women's Soccer meeting during half time, Nov 2019|
Friday night lights, Saturday afternoons on the sidelines, Victory Light Sundays, band performances and appearances throughout the week. These are just some of the things that we look forward to every fall.
If this were a normal fall, we at HDIC Productions would be buzzing with energy, getting ready for the busy fall schedule that we always face. For me personally, I would be deep cleaning my cameras and lenses, syncing up my calendar with the Tartan Athletics home schedule, taking note of the Pitt Band performances and trumpet guards, and scheduling other photo shoots for events that happen every year. Alas, this is not a normal year. My cameras are in storage, the Tartans will not be active this autumn, it's doubtful that Pitt Band will be performing regularly and having Trumpet Guards, and all the other events that I normally shoot are cancelled.
|Pitt Band Snake during Homecoming, Oct 2019|
With the seasons cancelled, campuses closed, and stay-at-home orders in place, HDIC Productions has cancelled all of their photo shoots since mid-March. That doesn't mean we haven't done anything, though. We worked with our friends at the Plum Brass Quintet to do an "At Home" video series. We also worked with the Shadyside Brass with the PBQ to do an even larger "At Home" video. We're in the process of learning some more of Adobe Creative Cloud, namely Adobe Encore, and continuing to learn Adobe After Effects. We've debuted the new intro for HDIC Productions, which replaces the particle fly-in with the old logo and have been working on reorganizing all of our archive footage.
|CMU Women's Basketball celebrate a senior day win, Feb 2020|
So, what do we have in store? We are finishing up our archive footage reorganization, and next, we're going to start pulling footage from the archive to release some videos that we have never released from already shot footage. We are still able to do "At Home" videos, so if you or someone you know would like to make a video, please get in touch with us. We're hoping to restart our on-site photography and videography in the near future. You can stay up to date with the information on our website. Please take care of yourselves in this crazy new world we live in. We're all in this together.