[BACKSTAGE PASS EP1] Golden State Warriors Arena with Phil Hastings
Authors: Clem Harrod & Miles McCreery
Shot by: Melvin LeGrand
Edited by: Jason Dewberry of 7D Productions
This week The Production Channel’s own Clem Harrod goes backstage at Oracle Arena with Phil Hastings, the Director of Operations. Oracle Arena is the home court of the Golden State Warriors and Clem gets an exclusive walkthrough to see how Phil Hastings and his team put together events and games alike. Phil must be busy because the Golden State Warriors have been in the last 2 NBA Finals Championship series and is in the NBA Finals again in 2017.
Follow along and check out The Production Channel’s first Backstage Pass video series.
Clem Harrod gives more insight: One of the most exciting things about traveling and working in another city, is the possibility of a Dark Day. For those of you who are unfamiliar, a Dark Day is a day you are paid to be out of town, but do not have to go into the “office”. These days are often spent taking in the city, chilling in your room, or maybe catching up on some unfinished work.
While working on a show in San Francisco, the crew and I had the privilege of enjoying such a day. This allowed me an opportunity to catch up with a long-time friend who recently moved from Orlando, back to San Francisco. Phil Hastings served as the Arena Operations Manager for the Orlando Magic from 2004-2016. He earned this position after working his way up through the organization’s internship program. Last season, prior to the Warrior’s trip to the NBA Finals, Phil was granted an opportunity to move back to his home city and take a position with Golden State.
Ready to enjoy our day in the Bay Area, Melvin LeGrand, Ben Standfield, and I hopped the train and ventured off to Oakland. iPhone in hand, we decided to have a little fun. Enjoy this Backstage Pass into Production as we take you behind the curtain of the Oracle Arena.