Hailing from Missoula, Montana Tom Catmull was scheduled to play at Norris Hot Springs on January 31st, 2016. The Bonafide Film House crew packed up the production van and headed south towards Ennis, MT to capture his performance in the best quality possible. Heading out from our studio near main street Bozeman, Montana we made good time to Norris. Arriving an hour and a half early put us there at magic hour allowing us to capture the stunning sun set as it slid behind the tobacco root range.
After meeting with Mr. Catmull the crew quickly unloaded and assembled the equipment. Due to the unusual shooting conditions at Norris Hot Springs we chose to shoot a 3 camera set up. We used the Black Magic Cinema as our primary camera set up as a wide angle of the stage built within a geodesic dome. Our two B cameras where set up within the dome. The GH3 getting a 3/4 shot of Tom playing at his chair and the Sony a6000 rigged up with the field monitor on a shoulder rig to get close ups and more dynamic angles.
Once the performance started, Anthony used the shoulder rig within the dome stage, while Justin manned the Black Magic, Lumix and made sure the audio was on point. At the end of the night with over 200 Gb of raw data and some amazing shots using only the stage’s preset lighting we headed back to the studio.
Justin Kietzman handled all the post processing. He finished all data ingestion the night of the performance and then edited all the footage a couple days later using Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2016 And Adobe After Affects CC 2016. The entire project was completed within 4 business days.
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