For the 30th Anniversary of Licensed to Ill, The Metrograph Theater is running the Beastie Boys’ film, Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That! for one night. The film is a live concert performance shot by 50 selected audience members at a 2004 Beastie Boys concert at Madison Square Garden. Six of those filming were experienced principle camera operators. I was one of the lucky six! Adam Yauch’s vision to have fan created content was innovative. With everyone rolling the entire time, the concert was entirely edited from all of these cameras.
The film first screened on January 6, 2006 to the fans that shot the footage and that same month it was shown at the Sundance Film Festival. During a promotional performance on the Late Show with David Letterman, members of the audience were given camcorders to film the televised performance in a similar fashion to that of the film.
Intro to film:
Last minute on a Thursday night, I was asked to help shoot video of a live performance for Harry Fraud’s SRFSCHL Party at The West Way. I love shooting live musical performances and always jump at the opportunity. Three of us covered this. I didn’t know Gloss Gang prior to this, but got into their vibe immediately. They brought so much enthusiasm and energy to the stage.
“I’m Feelin’ Good” by Gloss Gang
It’s here! It’s called STABiLGO and we launched today on Kickstarter! Michael Boczon and I built and developed this device over the past 9 months in our NYC apartment. The STABiLGO project is our joined passion. It merges Michael’s technical experience and my production knowledge to create a mechanically beautiful machine.
STABiLGO is an affordable, motorized camera stabilizer for active cinematography aimed at GoPro users. At just 1.5lbs, with a GoPro attached, the design minimizes weight making it ideal for shooting action sports. You’ll produce more usable, cinematic footage. And most important, achieve it with a portable, handheld device.
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