Archive for March, 2014

Desert Scenics

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Crew West was out in the rural desert this week getting some footage for Super Bowl XLIX which Arizona will be hosting next February. Our video will also be available on our website Stock Video Vault ( for use in commercials, TV shows, films, and internal videos. We used our RED Epic full sensor camera and an Arri Zeiss 14mm Ultra Prime lens with an Arri LMB 4A matte box. We also used the CamTram dolly system for our motion shots. We got some beautiful footage of cacti and the desert landscape that will be a great way to showcase the beauty of Arizona.
– written by ASU intern Sydney Schuman

2014 Spring Training

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The Crew West team was up bright and early for Arizona Diamondback’s spring training, the first of many Cactus League spring training teams we will cover this season. This was the first full day of spring training workouts for the team and excitement could be felt everywhere – from the journalists to the fans lining up to see their favorite players. The day began with us, along with Fox Sports 1 reporter Jon Paul Morosi, heading into the players’ locker room so the reporter could speak with the players and get some interviews for his nightly sports package. Later on we waited for the players to come outside and do their workouts on the grass before heading out onto the fields. Our crew went to each practice field getting footage of the players that would be mentioned in the package. The big news that day was that the Diamondbacks had just signed veteran pitcher and free agent Bronson Arroyo. Fans and the media waited patiently for Arroyo to throw his first bullpen session with catcher Miguel Montero that day, while manager Kirk Gibson, pitching coach Mike Harkey and pitching consultant Dave Duncan stood by to watch. During a press conference later in the day, the media asked Arroyo some questions before he was presented his new Diamondbacks jersey from team President Derrick Hall and owner Ken Kendrick.