Production photos courtesy: Nicole Shiro.
Production commissioned by Zach Theatre.
For the play, "Ann." (About Gov. Ann Richards).
Note the four sound blankets on the floor around our interviewee. I used these to control room noise. And the thick, black drape which ran nearly 100 feet along the back wall helped as well.
Not shown but waiting in the wings for her interview was actor, Libby Villari.
We ended up not using the Atomos monitor because everyone was comfortable judging composition on the rear screens of the three cameras.
Were our interviews with one famous director and two nationally well known actors a success? Let me tell you that after we get all the editing done. The files look and sound great but who really knows how it will all cut together until we get into the process?
Libby Villari, who will play, "Ann" in the Zach Production.
On the right: Joshua is our video program director.
Holland Taylor. Discussing her hit play, "Ann."
We switched Ben, on the "B" camera to the opposite side for Taylor Holland's interview.
Advice: on a multi-camera set up it's crucial to make sure your cameras match up. Same color settings, same exposure settings and ISO (so the noise matches) and, most importantly, all cameras should be set to exactly the same frame rate....
sound from both the lav and the shotgun were good even though we were unable to turn off the (noisy) air conditioning unit.
Cameras: 3 x Fuji X-H1s with battery grips. Lenses: All Fuji: 16-55mmm f2.8, 56mm f1.2 APD, and 90mm f2.0. Manually focused with focus peaking and attendant punch-in.