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Indiana State Police Halloween Public Safety Announcement

Filmed at the Columbia City Haunted Jail. Video by Swikar Patel.

Swikar Patel - The Journal Gazette
Sergeant Ron Galaviz of the Indiana State Police (center) laughs with, Zach Hendryx (left), Clayton Fetters (back), and Josh Case at the Columbia City Haunted Jail before filming a halloween public safety announcement.


Camera: NIKON D3S

Shutter: 1/320 s

Aperture: f/4.5

Exposure Setting: Manual (Spot Metering)

ISO: 640

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 22 mm

White Balance: Auto

Shooter's Comments:

We've been doing these public safety announcement videos with the Indiana State Police for some time now and they are progressively getting more creative. For Halloween, we went with a zombie theme and were fortunate to work with Paul Harrington and his crew at the Columbia City Haunted Jail.

We had a lot of fun filming and Paul is hilarious, as you can see from the outtakes. I did do some post-production to make it more "spooky," by adding some blue and a tilt-shift effect. I'm glad everyone was on board with this idea because it still brings the message without the boredom of just a talking head.

- Swikar Patel, Photojournalist