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Good Morning America picks up our iPhone video

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Some motorists had a rough start to the work week, running over metal that had arisen from the pavement on the Belle Isle bridge near I-44 and NW Expressway in Oklahoma City. Officials blamed the incident on the bridge’s age (comforting, huh?) and extreme heat. I took my Jeep Wrangler for a cruise of the area around lunch Monday and shot the above video with my iPhone 4.

Good Morning America saw the video, called us and asked to use the footage on Tuesday morning’s show. I’m sure they used about 5 seconds.

Soapbox time: you don’t need expensive cameras, just use the camera with you. I had a Canon 7D and Sony HVR A1U with me. But the iPhone was the most practical for that shot. The still frame of the worker on the highway turned out to be the money shot. I use my Vado cameras all the time, especially as bumper or b-roll cams.

At the end of the day, the video you have is better than the video you don’t have.

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David Morris

Dave Morris leads the digital operations as Digital Managing Editor and on-air host for The Oklahoman, a Gannett property and Oklahoma’s largest media organization. Morris has been with The Oklahoman since 1996, starting as a sports reporter.... Read more ›

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