Videography - July 2010 - (Page 6)
Music Mix Mobile Records Last Play at Shea
The first show for Music Mix Mobile’s M3 remote truck was the last show for New York’s legendary Shea Stadium, and Waves plug-ins ensured great sound from stage to studio to screen. For the Billy Joel concert film Last Play at Shea, mixer Jay Vicari used Waves plug-ins
PRG ROCKS OUT FOR GET HIM TO THE GREEK
including the SSL 4000 Collection, V-Series and Renaissance Maxx bundles. To read about the audio production and post for the project, visit www.videography.com/Jul2010.
Cinematographer Robert Yeoman, ASC, and gaffer John Vecchio knew that the concert finale of Universal Pictures’ Get Him to the Greek had to deliver visually, so they turned to Production Resource Group (PRG) and lighting/video designer Bryan Faris to create the rock performance. Video, a key element
in the concert sequence, was delivered via a Barco NX-6 LED video wall and VersaTUBEs. Faris chose the PRG Mbox Extreme v3 media server to manipulate images and create a complete show. For more on the Get Him to the Greek sequence, visit www.videography.com/Jul2010.
Mark Smith Explores with P2 Equipment
DP Mark Smith purchased a Panasonic AG-HPX370 P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorder to serve as the primary camera on his third voyage to the island of Nikumaroro documenting the Amelia Earhart Expeditions’ archeological research. His equipment pack also included an AG-HPX170 P2 HD handheld, which acted as his “B” camera, an AGHPG20 P2 portable HD recorder/player, AG-HPG10 P2 viewer/recorder, and AJ-PCD2 P2 solidstate memory card drive. “The ability of the HPX370 to shoot full-raster HD and record in AVC-Intra, coupled with the flexibility of the camcorder for either handheld or tripod-style shooting, made my choice for a main camera easy,” Smith explains.
Distant Thunder Rolls Over the African Plains
Wildlife filmmakers Deeble & Stone partnered with 3D production specialists Inition to produce a 3D project in Africa, Distant Thunder. The shoot took place in Kenya and was produced in association with equipment manufacturer P+S Technik. P+S Technik supplied an SI-2K camera, a 3D standard mirror rig and a OneBox DIT workstation, while Silicon Imaging supplied an SI-3D camera system and a Stereotec side-by-side rig. Initial post and stereo adjustment were conducted on Iridas SpeedGrade at Inition; post was completed in Spain at Apuntolapospo. “We all learned a lot and have come away as a team with a unique understanding of how to shoot natural history in 3D,” says 3D producer and director at Inition Andy Millns. To read more about Distant Thunder, visit www.videography.com/Jul2010.
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