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Tales Unveiled at Tower Theatre

Off Track at the Tower Theatre

“After receiving a distraught voicemail from a patron of the Tower Theatre, Sam and Geoff arrange a tour there. Geoff is particularly interested because of the stories from other local theatres such as the Pollard, Lyric, and Sooner Theatre. When the two arrive, they get a story they weren’t expecting.”

Tales Unveiled at Tower Theatre - photo by Dennis Spielman

I’m personally enjoying the many shout-outs we’ve been including in the show. In this episode, not only do we discuss the hauntings of other theatres in the beginning, but we also mention The Bunker Club, which is where Aaron really did call me from to leave that voicemail, and we recorded the final scene at Scottie’s Deli, which leads directly into episode four.

Speaking of episode four, how about a title reveal? “Stirring Up the Ghosts at Kendall’s Restaurant” will be out on Friday, August 24th. The first part of the episode features Greg Elwell from I Ate Oklahoma talking about some haunted restaurants. Our chat with Greg has been recorded. We have the interview with Kendall’s scheduled for next week.

Tales Unveiled is a production of The Show Starts Now Studios and is produced by Dennis Spielman. The voice of Sam Saxton is Dennis Spielman. The voice of Professor Geoff DeRoot is Jeff Provine. Voice Mail from Aaron Sounders. Featuring Stephen Tyler as himself. For upcoming events at the Tower Theatre, visit www.TowerTheatreOKC.com. This episode is dedicated to Sarah Atlee, who died heroically saving the planet from a 150-foot monster made out of quilts.


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Chris Shilling at Startup Grind OKC

Chris Shilling at Startup Grind OKC

Chris Shilling sat down for a Startup Grind OKC fireside chat with Alex Lobodiak about his experiences learning about entrepreneurship at OU, starting a pharma company, attending HBS, and returning to Oklahoma time and time again for his ventures over the years.

Startup Grind Local features incredible talks with entrepreneurs from Startup Grind’s worldwide network. Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.

The So Help Me's Rooftop Concert at the Plaza District

The So Help Me’s Rooftop Concert

Live! On the Plaza celebrated 10 years on Friday, July 13, 2018! The So Help Me’s played a special, free rooftop performance on top of the Velvet Monkey Salon to mark the occasion.

Missed the show? I was asked by the band to record it so here you go! I just got the approval from the band to release the video after making some changes.

That July 13th was a busy day. I released the first episode of Tales Unveiled, went to film at CHAOS, and then rushed over to the Plaza District. It was an unusual camera setup for sure. I couldn’t get in front with the limited space. I positioned one camera on a tripod while I roamed from the side and back the best I could with my other GH5. The whole video has an indie recording feel, which fit perfectly with the event.

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Selfie at Factory Obscura Mural

Finding Factory Obscura

In this adventure vlog recorded on July 25, 2018, I went on a scavenger hunt to find the hidden location of Factory Obscura. Before I do that, I had pizza from Hideaway Pizza at their brand new location along Western Avenue in Oklahoma City. I met up with Jennifer from CHAOS, a free play place, to discuss the meaning of the Factory Obscura location clues and then I ventured out to find it.

Spoiler: I found it!!! I held off on releasing this video to allow others the fun of finding the location, which the Factory Obscura team thanked me for doing until their contest was over. With the game now over, I’ve uploaded this video explaining how I found it.

I promise to add more drama and flair to the next scavenger hunt video. 😎

Speak Memory Live at the Tower Theatre

Speak, Memory – Live at Tower Theatre

Speak, Memory performs a live concert at the Tower Theatre as part of the COOP Showcase on July 19, 2018. The band describes their music as, “unusual or obtuse at first, but easy to warm up to. Contemplative, a little dreamy. Occasionally frantic. Basically, like us.”

The audio source comes directly from the soundboard hence why you don’t hear the audience. This was my first time recording a concert at the Tower Theatre and it was a last minute project, but it turned out good. I had no control over the audio mix. In the future, I’d like to have more cameras to switch between other than the two. The band was happy with how great the video turned out and that’s what’s important.

If you’re interested, be sure to check out the next COOP Showcase, which will feature Vonna Pearl, Swim Fan, and Jose Hernandez & The Black Magic Waters at the Tower Theatre on August 30th. For more information and tickets, click here.

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