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  1. #1151

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    I spent a lot of time out there last night and was really disappointed with how the photos and video turned out.

    It became overcast right before sunset and I think the light was just wrong.

    I want to try from the same angles with the sun rising behind the camera, but not sure the neon lights on the boathouses are on in the early AM.

    Also, I want to find an angle where you get the boathouses and skyline but minimize the freeway.

  2. #1152

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    If you want a good angle towards down try and get a little closer to the zipline, or about 20 or so feet above the water.

    The lights on the boathouses are on in the morning. I'd recommend around 6am or so.

  3. #1153

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingOfTheNorth View Post
    If you want a good angle towards down try and get a little closer to the zipline, or about 20 or so feet above the water.

    The lights on the boathouses are on in the morning. I'd recommend around 6am or so.
    Thanks, will try.

    One of the issues is that light standards on the north bank and the perspective of the drone actually requires you be back from the water, and I'm super paranoid about running into something!

    I'll get down there early one morning and give it another go. I've always said the right angle of those boathouses with the skyline behind could be OKC's signature, as it would be unique.

  4. #1154

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    Try standing on the south shore as you fly. Should give you a more personal vantage point that you can then imagine and base your filming off of. You could also stand on the Lincoln bridge to get an idea of height and then just fly it straight down the river (avoid zipline cords) and that should also be a good angle.

  5. #1155

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingOfTheNorth View Post
    Try standing on the south shore as you fly. Should give you a more personal vantage point that you can then imagine and base your filming off of. You could also stand on the Lincoln bridge to get an idea of height and then just fly it straight down the river (avoid zipline cords) and that should also be a good angle.
    Thanks again.

    There are lots of obstacles around there.

    Typically with a drone, you start it and then send it straight up. Get it high enough there is almost nothing that can interfere. One excpetion: the area around Jones where there is a construction crane and some very high power lines.

    Lower-angle shots are way more problematic and I need to have more practice before increasing my level of difficulty.

    Fortunately, there are about 150 other things I want to cover!

  6. #1156

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    This video is linked at a time stamp that should be a pretty good view in the morning: https://youtu.be/MRJ9jPLJHh4

    You might want to try just a little bit lower and you'll get a lot of road out of the picture. Best of luck!

  7. #1157

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingOfTheNorth View Post
    This video is linked at a time stamp that should be a pretty good view in the morning: https://youtu.be/MRJ9jPLJHh4

    You might want to try just a little bit lower and you'll get a lot of road out of the picture. Best of luck!
    Thanks!

    Couple of other things: Both the Devon and UCO boathouses now have LED / neon lights that are out on the east sides; and the zip line structure is really only lit from the west side.

    So, from the east perspective where you get the boathouses and skyline, those things aren't going to look very good at present.

  8. #1158

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    Yeah they were the worst at keeping those light strips maintained while I was on the team. I don't think they normally focus on replacing them until competitions come around.

    There's also the option of waiting until those are replaced and just getting a shot of the Chesapeake boathouse in the foreground on the right and the skyline on the left if you want to try that.

  9. #1159

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    Those lights must be neon because LED pretty much lasts forever.

    And I know Rand loved to use neon.

    Red Steakhouse recently had to replace the majority of their neon lighting system.

  10. #1160

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    Figured I'd post this here too since it is relevant to both.

    Oklahoma River, future convention center draw new trade show

    Paddlesport Retailer, the official trade show for paddlers, is set to start a five-year stint in Oklahoma City that is expected to start with more than 1,000 vendors and 600 buyers.

    ...

    “They do on-the-water demos; that's a big deal for them,” Hollenbeck said. “They set up their booths at the convention center. But one whole day is on the water. It's really easy for them here to bring a truck and set up or even walk to the water. In Salt Lake City, it was 45 minutes to the water.”

    Mike Knopp, executive director of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, saw a site inspection delegation wowed by the river, the hotels, restaurants and entertainment in Bricktown, and plans for the future convention center.

    “They came out having very low expectations,” Knopp said. “They left not wanting to look at anyplace else.”
    Reads like a pretty huge get for the river/convention center.

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    O’Connor: Boathouse District moves onward and upward

    By: Cathy O'Connor Guest Columnist October 3, 2017

    This week the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation will be celebrating with friends and donors for reaching their fundraising goal to honor longtime Boathouse District visionary Aubrey McClendon. In addition to naming the whitewater facility The Aubrey K. McClendon Whitewater Center, the boathouse foundation launched the Onward & Upward campaign – named after McClendon’s signature phrase. The money raised will support boathouse foundation operations, provide youth scholarships for boating programs, support the annual Oklahoma City National Whitewater Festival and develop a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program at the Boathouse District using the natural resources, systems and energy associated with moving water.

    Aubrey was one of the first champions of the Boathouse District. In 2001 when Oklahoma City was transforming the Oklahoma River through the original MAPS plan, he spearheaded the formation of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation and led the development of the district. The Chesapeake Boathouse, built in 2006, was the first structure in the district, which has since rapidly grown to include a row of iconic boathouses along the river, the world-class Chesapeake Finish Line Tower, the Riversport Adventure Park and the Riversport Rapids, a nonprofit recreational and athletic training whitewater and rafting venue, fully funded by MAPS 3.

    Today, the Boathouse District hosts world-class events that draw thousands of people to the area. America’s top athletes train in world-class training facilities, as well as recreational rowers and paddle sport enthusiasts. The OKC Riversport Junior Crew offers competitive and development rowing teams for kids ages 11 and up, which has attracted over $3 million in college scholarships to participants.

    Tragically, Aubrey won’t see his fulfilled vision of the Boathouse District. But, his leadership and legacy are evidenced in the continued development of the district. The successful Onward & Upward campaign ensures people of all ages and interests – from tourists and rafting enthusiasts to Olympic athletes – get the opportunity to share in Aubrey’s vision for Oklahoma City.

  13. #1163

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    By the way, the OSU logo on the kayak rental building still looks bad and seems inappropriate for a MAPs funded project.

  14. #1164

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    Quote Originally Posted by dankrutka View Post
    By the way, the OSU logo on the kayak rental building still looks bad and seems inappropriate for a MAPs funded project.
    Absolutely agree. I know it's been discussed before but I don't have time to scour through 1100+ posts. Can anyone provide a brief explanation for why the OSU sign is up there?

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    The partnership with OSU for the swift water rescue training.

  16. #1166

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    Yup, it’s total nonsense. So prominent and it’s the only logo down there. The swift water rescue training is a loose tie at best. This is a publicly funded building and OSU didn’t spend a dime to construct it. If they want to add orange neon lights that’s fine, but the OSU logo needs to go.

  17. #1167

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    Which, please let's not frame this as an OU-OSU debate. I would love to see OSU's logo along Boathouse Row... but, in this case, (a) it looks bad IMHO (another word might be misplaced or even cheap) and (b) it's a city funded project - it really does appear from I-35 that the entire Whitewater Course is somehow OSU's. Just weird.

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    A list of people to contact:

    Executive Team

    Michael J. Knopp
    Executive Director
    405-552-4040 ext. 4502

    M. Elizabeth Laurent
    Senior Director, Marketing & Sales
    405-552-4040 ext. 4127

    John Riggs
    Senior Director, Operations & Events
    405-552-4040 ext. 4503

    Melanie Borger
    Director of Athletic Programs
    405-552-4040 ext. 4311

    Directory
    Allen, Charlie
    Maintenance Coordinator

    Brown, Sarah
    Events Manager
    405-552-4040 ext. 4505

    Buchanan, Ashleigh
    Marketing Coordinator, RIVERSPORT Programming
    405-552-4040 ext. 4304

    Chavez, Ernesto
    IT Manager
    405-552-4040 ext. 4111

    Coleman, Sara
    National Events Asssociate

    Conner, Tray
    Guest Relations Manager
    405-552-4040

    Cribbs, Crissie
    Group Sales Associate
    405-552-4040 ext. 4119

    Fallin, Christina
    Development Associate
    405-552-4040 ext. 4127

    Goodman, Todd
    Sales Manager
    405-552-4040 ext. 4116

    Harjo, Dinah
    Youth Outreach
    405-552-4040 ext. 4213

    Jacobs, Andrea
    Human Resources
    405-552-4040 ext. 4121

    Kephart, Abby
    Private Event Coordinator
    405-552-4040 ext. 4117

    Lake, Deanna
    Staff Accountant
    405-552-4040 ext. 4110

    Miles, Taylor
    Account Executive
    405-552-4040 ext. 4992

    Miller, Angela
    Staff Accountant
    405-552-4040 ext. 4126

    Nicoll, Kimberly
    Group Sales Associate
    405-552-4040 ext. 4309

    Reese, Jo
    Group Sales
    405-552-4040 ext. 4115

    Reyes, Andres
    Rafting Operations Manager

    Russell, Lexi
    Retail Coordinator
    405-552-4040 ext. 4310

    Shew, Tony
    Operations Manager
    405-552-4040 ext. 4514

    Sutter, Shelley
    Facilities Coordinator

    Taylor, Holland
    Marketing Coordinator, Social Media & PR
    405-552-4040 ext. 4993

    Vukusich, Molly
    Marketing Manager
    405-552-4040 ext. 4114

    Williams, Lucas
    RIVERSPORT Adventures Manager
    405-552-4040 ext. 4508

    Wilson, Ann
    Development Administrator
    Executive Assistant to Mike Knopp
    405-552-4040 ext. 4118

    I'm sure someone on this list can help you guys out.

  19. #1169

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    USS Oklahoma City submarine memorial

    Pretty cool proposal but an absolutely massive use of space

    http://m.newsok.com/article/5575723?...n=NIC-Facebook

  20. #1170

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    Quote Originally Posted by jccouger View Post
    USS Oklahoma City submarine memorial

    Pretty cool proposal but an absolutely massive use of space

    http://m.newsok.com/article/5575723?...n=NIC-Facebook
    This would be awesome. There is very little that can be done in that sliver next to the Boathouse, the River, and I-40. What's interesting is there is no road access to it (which begs how it will be built). It will increase foot traffic to the river, the canal-river interchange, and help block they eyesore view of I-40 from the rivers for kayakers and the like. Think about renting a kayak at Riversports and paddling up next to this, or walking from the Land Run monument to here.

  21. #1171

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    I believe this would be the site:


  22. #1172

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    I absolutely love this idea. I toured a submarine in Cleveland and it was one of my favorite activities, not to mention they staffed it with Veterans who were incredible to talk to and learn from. Would definitely be a nice continuum from the Bricktown Canal, to the Land Run Monuments, to the boathouse, and then to this. People could spend an entire afternoon walking around down there! Looking at Pete's pic I hope that OKC continues to develop the river trails with some park features, nice rocking seats along the river, lighting, signage, etc. That would connect to Scissortail park in theory and we would have a pretty amazing green zone.

  23. #1173

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    From the article: "The memorial is planned to coincide with the decommissioning of the USS Oklahoma City submarine. The sail that tops the submarine would be salvaged and attached to a replica of the hull, which is prohibited from being put on display."

    Forgive my ignorance, but I assume this means the main portion of the submarine would be a replica and thus not interactive/able to be toured? (EDIT: I watched the video, which confirms this.) The article makes it seem like the actual submarine could not be displayed or toured for security reasons. And even if they could I imagine the cost to move the actual submarine, which I assume would involve disassembling at least portions of it, would probably be prohibitively expense. If so, that is understandable but disappointing. Half the fun of something like this is being able to tour the craft. That being said, I really like the idea. Definitely a worthy cause and educational opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timshel View Post
    From the article: "The memorial is planned to coincide with the decommissioning of the USS Oklahoma City submarine. The sail that tops the submarine would be salvaged and attached to a replica of the hull, which is prohibited from being put on display."

    Forgive my ignorance, but I assume this means the main portion of the submarine would be a replica and thus not interactive/able to be toured? (EDIT: I watched the video, which confirms this.) The article makes it seem like the actual submarine could not be displayed or toured for security reasons. And even if they could I imagine the cost to move the actual submarine, which I assume would involve disassembling at least portions of it, would probably be prohibitively expense. If so, that is understandable but disappointing. Half the fun of something like this is being able to tour the craft. That being said, I really like the idea. Definitely a worthy cause and educational opportunity.
    I assume this is because the real USS Oklahoma City has a nuclear reactor within it. Decommissioning the reactor whilst preserving the hull is probably impossible.

  25. #1175

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorTaco View Post
    I assume this is because the real USS Oklahoma City has a nuclear reactor within it. Decommissioning the reactor whilst preserving the hull is probably impossible.
    Yeah. Have to imagine while it could theoretically be made safe the Navy is not apt to do so for this type of purpose and the cost of doing so would make such a project unrealistic.

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