Beastie Boys on Letterman
Posted 16 August 2004 - 06:59 PM
Posted 17 August 2004 - 01:10 AM
Didn't see it, but I'll guess it was Claus Stuhlweissenburg. He is on staff at CBS, but owns his own rig and works freelance from time to time as well. Done a bit of Letterman, if I recall. Nice guy and from what I've heard has the constitution of a horse when it comes to being stuck with the rig on.
Posted 17 August 2004 - 04:49 AM
Posted 17 August 2004 - 12:01 PM
Posted 17 August 2004 - 03:26 PM
There is totally a cut there - the shot is very nice and was shot during the day - I thought letterman was taped at night?
It looks to me like a very nice shot played in - cut to wide, then the boys come running in after getting up to speed with the playback.
What do you think?
Posted 17 August 2004 - 05:43 PM
Either way, it's a great shot. I'm wondering whether it was don juan or not.
Posted 17 August 2004 - 09:13 PM
Posted 17 August 2004 - 09:41 PM
Posted 17 August 2004 - 10:29 PM
Posted 18 August 2004 - 03:05 AM
To my steadicam collegues,
Thanks for the kind words regarding the steadicam shot on The Letterman Show. The shot was done in low mode with an Ikegami HD camera and a Fuji 4.8 lens with a fish eye adaptor added to it. The shot was designed to look like their music video. It is one continuous shot until the boyz break onto the stage at which point there is a cut to a wide shot and I am no longer used. The shot was not pre-taped. The Letterman Show goes live to tape every day from 5:30 to 6:30 which explains the daylight. Obviously if there was some major problem they would have done it over again however this would not have made Dave happy. I was hard wired into the studio which means I had 4 guys helping me with my cable. They did a great job. Lastly, they had an army of audio guys out there carrying RF equipment to make sure the boyz could hear their music and we could hear them. They did not lip synch that song. Once again thanks for the kind words. Sincerely Claus
Posted 18 August 2004 - 03:15 AM
So what's with this picture? Was that a rehearsal, save-the-back sort of thing?
Posted 18 August 2004 - 01:57 PM
Posted 18 August 2004 - 09:31 PM
I opted to do the shot backwards considering how much was involved and that I would only get one chance at it. Essentially I went to what I was used to. The photograph that Charles makes reference to is CBS camerman George Rothweiler who did one of the rehersals for me while I switched the rig into low-mode. Granted I could have turned the rig upside down and then have them flip the image electronically however i do low-mode so infrequently that I thought it would be good practise
Posted 20 August 2004 - 01:11 PM
very nice... the beasties still sound like themselves after all these years....
Posted 23 August 2004 - 08:57 PM
A gentleman and a good Op.
( Just never try to arm wrestle the fellow................. )