I really want to produce/shoot/cut some super high-quality videos of live shows at smaller venues. Doing stuff for FYF/Goldenvoice/whoever is cool, but way too big to effectively shoot with a small crew, and the creative control is always too far out of one creator’s hands. Unfortunately, the cost of getting four or five operators onboard is usually too high for smaller groups, and venues within 50 miles of Los Angeles are rotten, crusty assholes about letting people shoot video without a $450+ charge per camera.
The people who did this video killed it. Excellent sound, great cuts, and enough cameras (though I disliked the static angle) to keep it visually interesting. Shooting stills of live shows is fun, operating camera for big shows is great, but this kind of thing is exactly what I’d like to put together.
So when we did the one-shot episode of Car-Jumper, BK clipped a Go Pro onto his Glidecam rig and pointed it back at himself, I think to prove that we did it all in one shot. It turned out pretty neat, so I did a little split-screen with the episode. You can see fun stuff, like Alex trying to flag off the screen for BK or me bumping into BK, screwing up the shot. Neat!
We only got four chances to do this shot before the military police came and kindly told us to get off their abandoned base. I’m proud of the episode, but there are so many little spots and fuckups (clearly represented in the BTS video by me visibly cringing) that I could have absolutely hammered down if we just had another chance to do it. That backwards walk on the curved, broken up path to the first house was hard. I’ve been flying support systems like this for over six years now, and I’m still a complete newbie.
Two weeks after this episode came out, the MōVI was announced. The moment I get my hands on one of those, I want to try this again.