Sparky in the Spotlight

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Feb 26, 2013




Sparky was back in front of the camera yesterday, shooting his latest video.  To get the lowdown on the project, we spoke with NFPA senior product manager Steve Dornbusch - aka "The Dogfather."

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We were shooting Sparky's new video for the 2013 Fire Prevention Week - October 6 - 12.

Was there anything different about this shoot, compared to the others?
There's something different this year. Along with live action interaction, Sparky has some new puppet friends to help him teach fire safety. I hope people find them as much fun as I do.  We also have two new songs.

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Actually we're still shooting, but so far its going great.  NFPA is a great place to shoot video. We've used a few different locations in the building including the cafeteria, our studio, and some wonderful scenes in front of the atrium waterfall.

IMG_2683When and where will people be able to see the finished product?
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Thanks Steve.

Rest assure dear readers than I'll be on the lookout for any other Sparky sighting within these hallowed halls.  In the meantime, if you're keen to see Sparky's skills in front of the camera (and who isn't?) head over to Sparky.org/TV or the NFPA page on Youtube.