We were honoured to be asked to be part of this huge event held at Horseguards Parade, Whitehall, London. It was a charity auction followed by a live band and we used our unique mobile studio and portable production unit (PPU) system - The Trickbox® - perfect for filming live music multi-camera.
We had two cameras at the back of the marquee on tripods and one hand held at the front, by the stage. The marque was massive so we were shooting a distance of 55 metres from the two cameras at the back. We had to use a couple of fairly long lenses – a Canon HJ40 and a Canon HJ22. The Canon HJ40 was almost bigger than the camera itself!
For the hand held camera, we used an IDX CamWave Wevi – which is a wonderful bit of kit. It works on 5.2Ghz wireless WiFi and transmits full 1080i HD. It needs a good line of sight and only has a range of up to around 50 metres. But for the cost to either buy or hire, it’s a good little box of tricks to have.
The whole event went really well and we were so pleased we could be part of it.
In Jan 2011, the lovely people at Kulture Vulture approached us to hire The Trickbox, our portable production unit (PPU) for a multi-camera shoot at The Koko Club, Camden. The event was the annual World Wide Music Awards hosted by Gilles Peterson.
As ever, the budget was tight, so we did it all with just 3 cameras (2 hand held) and unfortunately, due to limited space (and too many tickets sold) we couldn’t squeeze in a jib. It was a great night, and the end result looks great.
Here’s a few photos we took during the setup.
Here’s the promo edit (courtesy of Kulture Vulture):
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