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In August 2019, Procam Projects proudly facilitated the filming of an exclusive, intimate acoustic set from Liam Gallagher for MTV Unplugged at Hull City Hall. Having missed the opportunity to attend the MTV Unplugged show with his band Oasis in 1996 through illness, Liam was finally able to perform his own prestigious MTV Unplugged set on his own terms.
The Procam Projects team were approached by MTV to chronicle the occasion. From the initial enquiry, the team implemented their full project management service to facilitate the successful filming of the live cinematic experience, directed by award-winning Director and Multi Camera Director, James Russell.
The team prepped, built, delivered and rigged 9 ARRI cameras in total, including 4 Amiras and 5 Alexa Minis, which were paired with cine zoom lenses including Angenieux Optimo 24-290mm, Canon Cine 17-120mm, Canon Cine 50-1000mm, Fujinon 14-35mm and Fujinon 85-300mm lenses. Ereca 4K Cam Racers were used to rack all cameras through to the ProTruck, which housed the production and engineering galleries throughout the show. Procam Projects bespoke lens control system allowed remote iris control from the engineering gallery, enabling cine lenses to be integrated into an OB workflow.
Gallagher was joined by a 24-piece Urban Soul Orchestra and, for the nostalgic Oasis tracks, was joined by Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs, the band’s rhythm guitarist. ARRI’s were chosen for the project for their filmic look and pleasing skin tones, bringing a cinematic feel to the unique and intimate performance.
The Riedel Bolero Wireless Intercom system was used for the production, engineering, and camera crew to communicate throughout the performance, as it enables flexible communication with crystal-clear audio quality, which is especially important in live music environments. A total of 60 units were used across the various departments.
Crew supplied by Procam Projects included a Technical Manager, Guarantee Engineer, Camera Manager, Comms Engineer and four Camera Assistants. “Having previously worked across a multitude of large-scale live music performances, our team are well versed in the process and were able to work quickly, and seamlessly together in a professional manner to get the job done. We’re thrilled to have worked on such a legendary performance in such a beautiful venue,” said Vicky Holden, Managing Director of Procam Projects.
Get a taste of the performance with ‘Champagne Supernova’ performed live at Hull City Hall below: