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With in-person concerts on hiatus, Grammy-nominated rock band Underoath turned to Odd!Life Studios to help produce a live streamed concert series so fans could enjoy their music while at home. Creating an immersive experience that was equal parts performance art, the concert series (“Underoath: Observatory”) consisted of three concerts over the course of three weeks, with each concert covering one of Underoath’s albums in its entirety. Cinematographer, Director and Producer Lief Thomason from Odd!Life Studios spoke exclusively to us about what it took to successfully pull off the concert series, including how using a Blackmagic Design workflow powered by four Pocket Cinema Camera 6Ks, an ATEM Mini Pro, ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel helped them get everything done within their tight two week turnaround time.
When it comes to producing live music, getting the sound to come out flawlessly is one of the most difficult aspects. Both the performers and the sound team share responsibility of this particular aspect, but even if both are consistent, different venues and different PA systems can mean that all conventional wisdom and “what worked before” can go right out the window.
We recently spoke with director Alex Horwitz (“Hamilton's America”) about a few of his recent projects, including Bon Jovi’s concert documentary “On A Night Like This” and the “Unbroken” music video featuring the Invictus Games choir.
Adding music to a film can add power and interest to the production. And when the music is an integral part of the story, the power is multiplied. Filmmakers, creative editing company editors and sound engineers need to work together to realize the full advantages of using music in their film.
Recently, Blackmagic Design announced that Laurel Canyon Live is building a state of the art live streaming venue with Blackmagic Design gear, including Ultimatte 12 compositing processors, ATEM Constellation 8K live production switcher, URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 digital cameras and more. Laurel Canyon Live will serve as a space for artists, content creators, media and entertainment companies, and more to stream performances and events against dynamic virtual backgrounds in real time.
As I mentioned in our first Pivot Point, smart production companies are moving incredibly fast to shift from the “traditional” production model. This shift has forced companies to evaluate and change plans on the fly. One such company is Events United located in Manchester, New Hampshire. We caught up with the crew while they were catching their breath and getting ready for their next production.
BriteShot, an LED lighting vendor, has pivoted its focus amidst the pandemic and now specializes in COVID-19 decontamination products and is an expert in air filtration and air purification. Co-founder, Roy McDonald shares more details about the corporate pivot from LED lighting to COVID decontamination solutions, utilizing its resources to produce a groundbreaking innovation to help venues re-open safely amidst the pandemic.
Graham Nolte, a DP (and so much more), shares tips and advice he’s learned from freelancing:
If you’ve been working in production for one year or ten, you know how frustrating (and expensive!) it can be for a shoot to run over the production schedule. It can happen for a million reasons: wardrobe not fitting, makeup taking longer than people thought, batteries dying or gear getting lost. It’s easy to hope for a perfectly run set, but it’s harder to actually pull it off. In order to cultivate a positive environment where everyone is working efficiently and prevent production delays, here are five things we practice on Mighteor sets that we recommend to everyone:
Over the last decade, video content collaboration has undergone massive changes, thanks in large part to shifts in how, when, and where we work. Previously, most video production team members saw each other daily. They enjoyed impromptu project reviews and remained relatively on the same creative page. Though miscommunications still happened, issues could be identified and resolved rather quickly because everyone was in one room.