A Behind the Scenes look at what it took to make the Brent Miller Live: The Man Behind The Music video.
This was a very ambitious shoot for me. What had initially started as a simple staged live performance video turned into a full-fledged multi-camera live recording documentary after finding out about this contest.
The cameras I used were the Canon C300, 1D X, 5D MK II, and a GoPro Hero 3+. I had a selection of Zeiss CP.2 Cine Lenses as well as the new Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 for the smaller sensor C300.
I also used a EZ FX Jib and a Cinevate Atlas 4' slider.
In addition to the video, I also did a live recording mixdown. There was a 7 mic/instrument feed that I had to live mix down to 6 inputs for the Zoom H6 to record. From that 6 channel mix, I was able to create the audio you hear in the final video.
Due to the timing of the shoot, I was only able to wrangle one extra set of hands. Who graciously handled the Panasonic GH3 on a Shape Spider support to get me the BTS footage.
Once the shoot was set-up, it was actually pretty straight forward to move between the various camera positions to ensure I had the shots I needed. And thanks to Brent's professionalism in performance, I knew I would get the moments that I needed. It is always a pleasure to work with Brent.