"Opening Day means spring. It means, literally, an opening: of buds spreading and jackets unbuttoning; of little birds' mouths gaping; of rubber bands being released from neat's-foot-oiled baseball mitts that have been held tight around a ball all winter." Frank Deford
The timing of a pitch, a swing of the bat, and the sliding of a runner into a base all speak to the rhythms that begin to reawaken our baseball senses at this time of year. Today is opening day for major league baseball and this afternoon the MN Twins ball club will be in full stride towards securing their first win of the season. Here at JCP it is also opening day for a new behind the scenes segment called "Behind the Lens."
From our post on March 21st when we introduced the project for the MN Twins Community Fund, "Winter Baseball," via Martin Williams, we showed the :60 edit and today we are pleased to share our first "Behind the Lens" of that same project. We would like to thank all of the people who made this happen from the first meeting at Martin Williams to the brisk shoot day out on the ice, to opening day. We all put forth our best efforts and would like to take a moment to thank everyone listed in the credits along with a special thanks to: Tanya Silver; Heather Blackford; Matt Nelson; Eric Schleicher; Tasty Lighting; and Picture Factory.
Thanks to Patrick Meehan for capturing the behind the scenes footage and Nathaniel Schmidt here at JCP for putting it all together.