Live performance video
Client: Apollo 440 / Reverb Music
Brief: Capture footage from two live performances to create a show-reel for promoters.
Treatment: Most of the footage was shot at the O2 venue in Kentish Town, London. The client requested that footage include a wide shot from above to show the size of the venue, so I set up a camera on tripod in the upstairs VIP area, which I operated remotely. The other shots were taken with a camera mounted on a monopod allowing me to move through the venue. The edit was built around a medley of Apollo 440 songs and includes an animated logo.
Client: Yuanfan Yang, concert pianist
Brief: Film performance of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor
Treatment: The concert took place at the Victoria Rooms in Bristol, and there were a number of restrictions on where I position my cameras. I used a fixed tripod from the side of the balcony which I controlled remotely and used another on a monopod moving around the ground floor. I also had a small camera on stage filming the keyboard of the piano.
Client: Aminenz, Youtuber
Brief: Film a concert of anime soundtrack music at the Union Chapel, Highbury, London
Treatment: I had a fixed camera on a tripod positioned on the ground floor for the first half and on the balcony for second half. The client requested footage of the audience's faces, but I was not allowed to film from the stage, so I set up a camera on a motorized slider in the pulpit above the piano, allowing me to capture both the performer and the audience reaction. I was able to blend the ambient sound in the venue with a sound desk recording provide by in-house engineer Brian Mills.