This week I had the pleasure of filming Brian McFadden from Westlife at The Boisdale jazz club in Canary Wharf.
Brian’s new show takes the form as a tribute to the soul era of Otis Redding, where he covers a number of his songs.
I had to shoot the Thursday night performance and create a showreel for Brian and his management to use as promotion for his upcoming ‘Soul Jam’ shows.
As Canary Wharf is so difficult to access via car and I had minimal budget to work with, I had to travel with all my gear on the train and tube. So I needed to pack light!
Canon 70d x2
Canon EFS 55-250mm lens
Canon EFS 18-55mm lens
Manfrotto 190x tripod x3
I made sure to set all the camera to the same white balance and quality settings as soon as I arrived at the venue. SD cards wiped, ready for a full evening of footage.
The major problem with the Canon 70Ds is there unreliability when shooting video. They have a habit of stopping recording fo no apparent reason. I must troubleshoot this online and see if there's a fix. Or if anyone could help me out, that would be greatly appreciated.
Jimmy Thomas must be one of the coolest people I've ever met. Certainly one of the memory banks.
The showreel will be used by Brian's management to promote his upcoming tour. It was a tremendous pleasure working with him and his team. I wish them all the luck and success for the future.
Jack Elliott Hobbs is a lighting, camera and sound specialist, hailing from a large family of film-makers, artists and musicians. His passion is in telling the stories about creative people, portrayed in bespoke style, clarity and vision.