The trip out was pretty rough and wet, but the real excitement was filming Charles Hazelwood and his orchestra playing Mendelsohn's Hebrides Overture, we decided to light the orchestra as you would a drama, tricky as we were using five cameras (two moving) and all the musicians have to see their score and Charles who I wanted back lit. Thanks to fantastic direction from Fran Kemp and some great operating from the whole team i think we pulled it off . . .
I shot this on DSR 450s for a fantastic director Fran Kemp, a mixture of live performance and interviews with some prettys shot in studio. DV is no ones favourite format, but with some care it can look very pretty !
Way back in 93' I shot and lit a modern opera examining Santa's pagan and animalistic roots. It was my first long format 16mm shoot and was great fun. This scene shows off my early steadicam chops and theatrical lighting, even off VHS it still looks pretty, C4 picked it up and showed it two or three times.
Depending on your connection it may be worth letting it load before you play. Director Richard Sharples.