The start of the new year at Simba Productions was highlighted by the completion of an incredibly successful collaboration with Local 802, the American Federation of Musicians located in New York. The Local 802 Associated Musicians of Greater New York group is one of the largest local unions of professional music in the world. Dedicated to the promotion of live musical performance and music education, Local 802 hired Simba Productions to highlight select bands and capture live, on-stage performances to promote their services on the Union’s website.
The shoot took place on Friday, December 14, 2012 and featured five separate musical acts: The Alva Nelson Soul Band, Kat Gang, Mixtape Rock, Rebecca Cherry, and Big Band Gerard Carelli. Artists performed covers of classic and contemporary songs ranging from Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin’ On” to Violent Femmes’ “Blister In The Sun” to a string quartet instrumental of Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World.” During the marathon afternoon shoot, recorded the five bands performing five songs each with all individual performers having their own unique lighting and sound setups.
We ultimately produced twelve short videos for Local 802, each a highlight from the event, focusing on a particular song and artist. Editor Mike Cucinotta cut each piece together, emphasizing the moving camera footage shot by Brian McCann and Matt Firpo and lit by Tom Chaves and his crew. Each video is an example of how our talented production and post-production crew can not only capture an event effectively but also allow each of the subjects we’re capturing to shine.
Please feel free to check out our individual videos for Alva Nelson, Kat Gang, Mixtape, and Rebecca Cherry on our Video gallery to see the great work completed by our team at Simba Productions.
Stay tuned to upcoming emails and blog posts for more info on Extra Innings, the feature film that we are producing, written by Albert Dabah. And, please visit our Facebook page and Like us at https://www.facebook.com/ExtraInningsMovie