I created this thread for advice and inspiration. I feel "under gunned" in terms of capability, so I'm here for your help. Your advise is appreciated no matter how small, but Please, I don't want to sift through pages of spam comments.
I've been hired, along with one other person, to shoot a concert at my University's 100th Anniversary.
We creating a 2-3min "ad" promoting the University's Student Government and their contribution (The Concert) to the students.
The University and I have all of the legality issue covered, so my only questions are about shooting the video.
The concert is on April 12, 2013, it's Large scale & indoors (College Basketball Stadium). It's Mac Miller and the attendance is estimated at 3000
I'm specifically wondering how to get the best quality shooting in such a low/variable light environment?
Is there a difference between low light quality of 720 @ 60 verses 1080 @ 24 or 30?
Equipment: (It's not the best arsenal)
Canon 2Ti & Canon 60D
Canon: 50mm 1.8
GoPro Hero 2
GoPro Hero 3 (Black ed.)
I don't expect to use much or any of the GoPro footage. Everyone know what it looks like, and I'm trying to create the most professional product possible. I'll probably just hang the GoPro's in the lighting trusses to give a birds eye view. It might work it might not. Any Ideas? For the best low light quality on a GoPro should spot meetering be used or not?
Out of the Canon lenses we'll probably only use the 50mm during the concert, and possibly 18-135mm.
We are going to rent lenses from Borrow Lenses. The lenses I have in mind to rent would be:
Canon 14mm 1.4 & 24-70mm 2.8
We're also looking at renting two Rode shotgun mics.
The reason I chose these lenses were, because they're fast (For low light) and being professional lenses I was hoping to capture the concert lighting in better detail. Any other lens/equipment rental recommendations would be appreciated, because the rental is going to be covered by the University!!
I understand Lasers can burn a DSLR's sensor, and I am currently checking into the concert lighting specs. I don't believe there will be laser, but there will be a fog machine. Is there any other danger to cameras/equipment that I need to be aware of?
An idea of what I'm expecting/aware of:
YES I will have extra batteries! Thanks
I understand we're shooting on crop sensors and the 1.6x factor of canon.
I understand that two cameras are about 4 too less to make a high energy video, and that it's going to take a lot of "leg work" to get all the necessary shots.
I will have an unrestricted pass during the concert. I can shoot from the pit below the stage, mostly anywhere in the area (Upper Levels), and even on stage just as long as I'm hidden from the audience! My boss is the stage manager!
Shots I have in mind:
Setting up of the arena/stage
Arrival/Filling of stadium (Time Lapsed Possibly)
Interview With Mac Miller
I get a 1 on 1 with Mac, and since the concert is for a University/Education I have no restriction on what questions I can ask him. Any advice on professional questions to ask Mac relating to academics?
During the Concert
Wide High angle of the entire conert
In crowd - Possible with a monopod having the camera angled downward
In the pit - shooting the stage and the front row of the crowd.