Sunday, March 13, 2011


 Can you ever imagine that it would be possible to shoot a LIVE CONCERT with 15 High Definition cameras on a shoestring budget!!?? Well I'm here to tell you that's exactly what we did at the Jeff Bridges and T-Bone Burnett concert. It took place in beautiful Santa Barbara as they performed to a Sold-Out crowd at one of the oldest theaters in California,, The Lobero Theater, for the 200th "Sings Like Hell" Concert series created by Peggy Jones. The band had Buddy Miller, David Piltch on Bass, Jay Bellarose Drums, Chris Pelonis Acoustic Guitar and Greg Leisz on pedal Steel. The concert was pretty much all of the Oscar award winning soundtrack for Best Film and Best Actor "Crazy Heart."

Here's the Layout with front
& back Camera Angles:
 So lets get down to the logistics... Working side by side with brilliant Director-Filmmaker & Cinematographer Alan Kozlowski, I had the unique opportunity to DP for this history making event! 15 cameras!! No switcher, no line cut! We setup zones for coverage with complimentary pairs of cameras Stage left and Right and Long zoomers back of the house. The arsenal consisted of a Sony F800 XDCAM HD with stabilized Fujinon HA42x9.7mm HD zoom, 3- Sony EX1's, 2-EX3's one with FUJINON HA25x11.5mm HD long zoom and the 2 brand spanking new Sony F3's! Add to the mix 3-Contour 1080P pov's, 3-Canon DSLRs, Kessler cinesliders and a Partridge in a pear tree!!

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