5 Cameras, complete live performance mixed sound, and one great band.

ArtBeat Battle of the Bands 2016 put over 50 great local bands against each other in a 5 heat live show play-off. A competition determined by a panel of judges and by the fans, online and at the venue chose the band Anonymous as the finalists.  Hosted at the established Slade Rooms, on a great stage and in-front of 200+ people, this was their winning performance.

We were brought in to do a multi-cam shoot and capture high quality, raw audio through various microphones on stage. We had a crew of 6 people, covering angles such as the Master Shot, Mid-Close up roaming shots, on stage footage for crowds and band creative shots, a second roaming camera in the pit and a GoPro above the drums. Drummers never get enough footage. BCM Media came along to assist with more cameras and men for the shoot. And finally, a mic set-up was established and the audio was mixed professionally by our friends at Noise Recordings.

This is part of a series of multi-cam videos from the finale night, and over 30 videos from the semi-finals. Not only were we aiming to provide ArtBeat great exposure, but with the live videos, ArtBeat wanted as many unsigned and local bands as possible to take away footage of their performances, to assist with record labels and a more established online presence for their fans. With a total of 10,000 views from the entire project, we were all rather happy with the results.

Client: ArtBeat Events

Category: Live Music Video

Date: January 2016