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New Yankee Workshop wth
Norm Abram.

Shooting a documentary at the workshop.

NYW trivia: The only time I used a tripod during New Yankee shoots was capturing the "beauty" shot of the finished furniture & the credit bed, when Norm would exit the Shop door and check the weather. All other shots were handheld- no stedicam.

We would rehearse the open, but all other standups were a 1 take situation.

Highlights 2016

 

Jan 1, 2016 - The New year kicked off with an outdoor game between the Boston Bruins & The Montreal Canadiens.

Seen here are Comcast SportsNet reporters covering the game.

 

Cold temps & falling snow aren't enough to stop them!

Highlights 2015

 

Boston Buins in action!

 

 

 

 

 

- The Zacum Bridge, just outside the Garden

 

Here with 6'9" Bruins Capt. Zadeno Chara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Control Room where all the TV action takes place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post Game:
Press Room with Coach Julien.

Post Game setup:
The Garden is in the process of "turning over" for the Celtics Basketball game.
I'm setup and ready to shoot post game commentary.

Celtics Basketball action!

 

After a Bruins game, a crew "turns over" the Garden from Ice to the basketball court.

 

 

They place black protective sheets over the ice. Then, they start placing the pieces of the parque floor.

 

 

 

 

It takes a big team to make sure the floor is ready for tonights game. There was a Hockey game that afternoon, so they have to work quickly to make sure everythings ready!

 

 

 

 

 

Halfway done, but enough for a couple of players to start practicing.

 

 

 

 

Game on!

 

 

 

 

 

Sign of a Champion!

"Play Ball"


Each game features it's own bases complete with date, teams playing and in this case, a 4th of July graphic.

 

 

 

 

- Red Sox press room

 

 

 

 

- Control Room where all the action is created for the TV audience

 

 

 

 

- Fenway park

 

 

 

 

 

Covering an interview in the visitors dugout

 

 

 

 

 

Behind the scene's at Fenway Park's Green Monster. Basically, it's a bit of a cave. No heat, no ac, very little ac power, but lots of history. You'll see some of the autographs that the visiting players have put on the walls.

 

 

Post Game interview with the O's Coach

 

 

 

 

 

Having post game fun with Eric & Sports reporter,
Jessica Moran.

 

 

 

Here's the set used for The Joe Girardi Show which the YES Audience get to enjoy after each game.

 

 

   

 

The Angel Fund
works to find the
cure for ALS
-
www.theangelfund.org

The Angel Fund proudly presents:
The Biggest Ice Bucket Challenge
EVER!!!
400 buckets strong!

 

 

 
   

Join "Team Timlin" in the fight to end ALS.

Shot this promo with
4 Time MLB Champion Mike Timlin

   
   

It's fun all season long
at the Youth Center
   
Come join Chef Ned Grieg
and Woodman's Restaraunt
as they celebrate it's 100th Anniversary
Chef Ned prepares his latest dish
   
Join Prof Bob Allison -
History Chairman at Suffolk University
as we re-discover Boston's History
thru this Free-online course.


Behind the scenes stories, photos, video and plenty of action.

Prof Bob talks with Bob Sears on historic Acorn Street

Old North Church

The Lantern: "One if by land and Two if by Sea..."

 

Old North Church

Prof Bob shooting one of his standups on the history and stories of the Old North Church

   

BKB - Bare Knuckle Boxing II

BKB comes to the Verizon Center in Manchester, NH

Top Left - The Ring get assembled
Top RIght - Testing the tunnel where each of the fighters will enter
2 of the fighters "friendly" square off - before th fight
Left - Workers assemble the enourmous lighting grid
that will hang above the rigng
Right - The Emcee gets "Ready to Rumble"
before his interview
Bottom - The Action begins

BKB - Bare Knuckle Boxing

BKB visited the Hampton Beach Casino Club where each class of boxer was well respresented.

Top Left - The Heavy weights go at it!

Top RIght - The style glove each boxer used.

3rd from top Left -They use a circular ring to create more action, combined with typical boxing rules.

I got to shoot some Beach scenics as well as the camera behind the announcers for the event.

Bottom Left & Right - The technical team who will capture all of the action for both the "Live" audience whoo attended as well as the TV audience who will get to enjoy Mid July on Pay Preview.

   

This Old House travels to Portland, Maine

The This Old House team head North to visit the Victoria Mansion which is an Italianate style home. It serves as one of the best preserved home dating back to mid 19th century. Like most homes, it too needs renovating from time to time.

Norm got to meet with those who will keep this national treasure looking it's best.

2nd from top Left - I follow the action as a new copper roof goes on.

3rd from Top Right - The team disusses the strategy and script for both showing off this homes natural beauty and the work that needs to be done.

Bottom Left - One of the many amazing chandaliers that adorn each of the rooms.

Left - Middle - The far right ball is the original, which through weather and time shows checks and splits. The ball on the Left is new, but will be covered with a special paint to make it appear as old as the house itself.

It now serves as a museum, but in it's time, it served as the Summer residence for it's owners.

It's a must see if you visit Portland, ME.

   

This Old House travels to Liverpool, PA

When Hurricane Sandy devasted the Jersey Shore, the homeowner knew she wanted to rebuild.

 

Richard visits Liverpool, PA to visit Excel Modular Home Factory. All of the parts and pieces are built inside this factory and then shipped to the location.

 

Right - second from bottom - Richards walks between the two "boxes" that will be combined on site as part of this home.

   

This Old House
Arlington, MA

The This Old House project features a home in Arlington, MA.

Just down the street from the project house we visited this Greek Temple which was the water source for many Arlington homes years ago.

Master Plumber, Richard Trethewey got a behind the scenes visit to see this proud structure and what it means to the City of Arlington, MA

   

Boston Bruins vs The NY Rangers

The Boston Bruins win this series before taking on the Penguins.

Top Right - Bruin Coach Claude Julien speaks to the press after the series victory.

Right - 2nd from top - Looking thru my viewfinder is Patrice Bergeron as he talks about the Bruins latest victory.

3rd from top right - Tukka Rask meets with the press.

   

Boston Celtics vs the Knicks

Playoff Time!

It was the first home playoff game for the Celtics since the Boston Marathon bombing had taken place.

During each stop in action , Boston took the opportunity to recognise many of the people, Policmen and other heros who lent a hand during this horrible tragedy.

The Celtics weren't able to pull off the victory but it was another wonderful example of "Boston Strong".

   

This Old House Essex, MA

The This Old House team head to the North shore of Boston to renovate a cottage home

 

 

   
Norm visits the Essex Shipbuilding Museum
   

 

Jimmy Fallon helps the guys figure out
"What is it?"
when, Ask This Old House visited
New York City

 

   

This Old House
Cambridge, MA

Norm visits with Paul Grothhouse
to check out the CNC machine
that will be used to make
a custom kitchen counter

   

This Old House travels to
Barrington, RI

Everybody loves the idea of beachfront property, but proximity to the ocean can bring its share of construction challenges. Tune in as experts from the Emmy® Award-winning television series This Old House head to the Ocean State to transform a weathered Cape into a weatherproof masterpiece in the series’ first-ever renovation on open water – The Barrington Project.

 

   

Highlights from stories past

This Old House heads to Hubbardton Forge in Castleton, VT to visit modern American blacksmiths who are manufacturing all of the decorative light fixtures for our house that will be featured in our Barrington, RI project.

Top Left - the top image is the chandelier that will go in our dining room. A Variety of fixtures that they create.

Bottom Left:
Top L - white hot metal ready to be shaped.
Top Right - Each piece gets put into this bath of tumbled stone to give it a more organic look.
Bottom Left - white hot piece that is being twisted to give it its final shape.
Bottom RIght - Welder attaches each of the pieces that will be used on the Dining Room fixture.

Bottom RIght. Host Kevin O'Connor gets to see the process as each artist works on the individual pieces that will go into making our fixtures.

This Old House - September 2011
it's a story about beach erosion.
We visited homes which enjoy a beautiful view right outside their windows of the ocean. Unfortunately mother nature is making life difficult.

Top left photo - you can see part of the old foundation where this house had to be relocated back some 40 feet to save it.

Bottom right photo - to decrease the effects of beach erosion these homeowners are using enormous sandbags to keep the remaining shoreline intact.

Ask This Old House - August 2011 Historical Philadelphia, PA.
Join the Ask This Old House crew as we capture the following stories:
*Roger assists The Philadelphia Horticultural Societies efforts to plant 1 million trees
*Tom Silva helps attach wooden doors to a homeowners brick pizza oven and
* Richard helps a home owner install a sump pump, which will run even when the electricity isn't.

 

This Old House - It all began during the Revolutionary war when Nathaniel Page carried the Bedford flag on April 19, 1775 to fight during the Revolutionary war. Thanks to the efforts of the Page family, The Concord flag now resides at the Bedford Public Library and their home is the latest This Old House project.
This Old House - as part of our Bedford, MA project, This Old House went to visit the home of Col. James Barrett who also fought in the Revolutionary war. Save Our Heritage, In a non-profit organizations efforts include completely restoring the Barrett's residents and making it available to the public. Visitors will get to enjoy some of the original beams, door hardware and rich history that this historical home offers.
The series begins October 2011.

Travel Channel - when Crazy Legs Productions came to the Boston area to shoot a story, I had the chance to serve as the second DP. Host Markus Sakey, an award winning writer, interviewed Proffesor James Starrs to discuss one of Jack the Ripper's victims who is laid to rest in a cemetery on Cape Cod.

It was also a great opportunity for me to work with the entire crew but also a chance to both meet and work with fellow Director of Photography - Damon Hennessy.

This series airs December 2011

This Old House - as part of our winter season, This Old House is traveling to Barrington, Rhode Island where a family is transforming their summer cottage into a full-time residence.

Photo - before any construction had taken place.

This Old House travels to Los Angeles.
During this past year we followed a project in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles. One of the side trips that we got to enjoy was traveling to the iconic Hollywood sign. You'll learn about about its rich history and after years of disrepair who in the 1970s realized what this sign symbolized for all of us and was responsible for the restoration of the sign that we enjoy today.
Ask This Old House travels to Graceland. Ask This Old House travels to many locations during our shooting season and last year one of the most unique I have ever been to, the home of the "King" Elvis Presley. It's an amazing collection of some of his movie memorabilia, walls and walls of gold records, his signature jumpsuits and a look into the home that he enjoyed with his family.

Rough Cut Woodworking with
Tommy MacDonald
. Season 1 showcased projects from Tommy's shop including how to build a trestle table, blanket chest, and many more projects for you to try in your workshop. For inspiration we travel to many locations such as the USS Constitution, The Old North Church and the Capt. Whipple House. To learn from the masters we'll travel to their workshops where they share their tips with Tommy on the finer points to Creating fine furniture.
Simply Ming with Chef Ming Tsai
Chef Ming Tsai and friends show us some of their culinary creations.
Few Athletes have had the impact, both on and off the court as 4 Time Champion, 15 time All Star,
Shaquille O'Neil
has had.
Meet Fr. Jerry Hogan who is the Priest for all Circus's in the USA. He has performed everything from Marriages to Baptisms and has travelled the world.
St Michaels Parish offers over 60 Ministries for anyone who is seeking an opporutnity to either participate or get involved.

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Stanley Tucci

Not many actors could portray Julia Child better than Meryl Streep.
Recently I had the chance to interview: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Nora Ephron and other cast members at the Press Junkit for: Julie and Julia, a movie that was inspired by the book from Julie Powell, who spent a year cooking all 500+ receipes from Julia Childs cookbook.

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2009 - This Old House heads to New York City for a Winter remote that will feature 10 shows on a renovation of a Brooklyn Brownstone.
Behind the Scenes in the Production truck at a New York Islanders vs. the Boston Bruins Hockey Game.
NHL Hall of Famer - Brian Leetch*Rookie of the Year in 1989 and his 23 goals that season remain an NHL record for rookie defensemen.
* His number 2 was retired by the Rangers on January 24, 2008
*2009 - Hockey Hall of Fame
*10 Time - All Star
and the list goes on, and on!!!

2008 - Brian Leetch was one of those rare athletes who define their sport. I had the chance to interview him after he was inducted into the Pro Hockey Hall of Fame.
Here are a few of his accomplishments:
*18 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons
*Two-time Norris Trophy winner as the NHL's best defenseman (1992, 1997) and remains the only American-born winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP for his brilliant play during the Rangers' run to the 1994 Stanley Cup Championship.
* He is one of only five NHL defensemen to score 100 points in a season with his 102-point campaign in 1991–92.
* He won the Calder Trophy as the NHL
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft took time out of his busy schedule to shoot this interview with Fox Sports.com.
You'll meet the man behind the Patriots 3 Super Bowl Victories. The Patriots Hall of Fame is an incredible multimedia experience starting from the first days of the team to being able to stand in the huddle as Tom Brady calls the next play.
Boston Celtic, Kevin Garnett receives the:
2008 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Trophy
TNT Sports - Celtics Captain Paul Pierce interview, during their Championship run.
In the Kitchen with Chef Ming Tsai shooting studio segments
for Simply Ming on PBS
Filming Season 20 of the New Yankee Workshop
Harry Connick Jr. and I during a This Old House shoot at the Musicians Village in New Orleans.
Capturing a Golf Channel Feature with Pro Golfer, Anthony Kim as he visits Fenway Park
New England Patriot's Pro Bowler Vince Wilfork during his Charity Event for the fight against Diabetes.
TNT Sports - Michael Bivens and crew during a break while shooting Celtics interviews and promos.
2008 was a big Habitat For Hummanity Year as I completed a 30 minute program locally, while This Old House travelled to New Orleans to help a local resident rebuild her home.