November saw Gearhouse Broadcast team up with MCM Media to cover some intimate performances from several international music superstars. First came an exclusive concert from esoteric indie pop group Florence + The Machine, at Sydney’s Seymour Centre, for the Debit Mastercard Priceless Music series. Mastercard brought in Florence and her band from their native England for this one show, with tickets available to 300 lucky Mastercard holders. Gearhouse Broadcast utilised one of the compact Broadcast Express (BCX) vehicles to capture the show in HD, using five cameras. Watch a clip of Florence performing Shake It Out.
Then came the Live At The Chapel shoot: two episodes featuring Australian favourites Pnau and Eskimo Joe. The venue was the historic St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Newtown with the BCX truck deployed in the church’s ancient graveyard. The shoot featured handheld cameras and cameras on pneumatic pedestals, a dolly and a jib, for a dynamic shoot directed by Jakub Jacko.
Both concerts were filmed with Sony HDC-1500 cameras, each recorded in isolation along with the live cut using EVS’ XT2 and XFile systems. The output files were in Apple’s ProRes 422 codec, for integration into MCM Media’s Final Cut Pro edit facility.
Watch footage from Live At The Chapel: Pnau and Eskimo Joe.