moe. / Blues Traveler, G Love collaboration at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC
We just slipped through the raindrops for this one. I’m just totally freaked out by rain now after I killed a camera in the rain at Red Hat a couple of months ago. But we all sneaked by.
This show was interesting as all three bands/artists collaborated in the third set to entertain the crowd. And the combination worked well. Sophisticated Jam.
I went with black and white this time breaking away from color to give it a rest and to see how it would affect a visual description of a performance. What I see initially is that the visual field combines (as the bands did!), which lowered the impact of describing a live show.
Now I see how important a Lighting Engineer is in setting the tone for the antics of a performance.
moe., Blues Traveler and G Love collaboration
Ofcourse we are all aware of the fabulous, spectacular light shows, but a quiet application of colored light, even to just separate the foreground from the background is massively important as well.
Let’s look at the settings. I did up-grade to the Canon 5D Mark IVs, but I wasn’t using them yet as I’m still trying to program those monsters. So I was using my remaining old Canon 5D Mark II (I’ve killed one, maimed another, and broke a Canon 70-200 2.8this season), affixed to a Canon 24-70mm 2.8 Set to: 1/400 sec; f/4.0; ISO 1000 early in the show, then moving to: 1/320 sec; f/4.0; ISO 1250 later on as the sun dimmed and the stage lights took up the slack.
Before I finished this article I shot two more shows finally using my new Canon 5D Mark IV bodies. Wow! I’m really jacking up all the settings now and the world is different…as in in focus… I’ll share soon. Thank you for your interest.