Photography by Adriano Martelli.
On Sunday 11h April 2021, British grime artist Ghetts gave fans the first opportunity to see his critically acclaimed album, Conflict of Interest, performed live from Magazine in Greenwich, London.
The 40-minute show, which was streamed on Ghetts' YouTube Channel, featured a special performance of ‘Fire and Brimstone’ with Dizzee Rascal alongside other surprise guest collaborations throughout the set. The stream was directed by Charlie Sarsfield with additional live animation from Ruff Mercy and produced by independent creative studio Untold, who called upon Procam Take 2 for filming equipment and on-site technical support.
To achieve the desired cinematic look, the team prepped, delivered and rigged three ARRI Amiras and two ARRI Alexa Minis, which were used in Multicam mode and paired with Angenieux Optimo 24-290mm and Canon Cine 17-120mm lenses. For smooth tracking shots, one camera was used on Steadicam as a completely wireless setup. This allowed the operator freedom of movement while giving the engineering team wireless control of the camera.
All cameras were racked through to Procam Take 2’s new Protruck Engineering Vehicle - a purpose-built mobile production unit designed specifically for multi-camera projects. Having this on-site enabled the engineering team to remotely control the cameras from outside of the building. Procam Take 2’s Protruck Gallery Vehicle was also supplied, serving as an external monitoring area for the Data Wranglers and Unit Manager. Using both vehicles allowed for much quicker setup times, with less equipment to rig and de-rig on location.
Dan Studley, Technical Director at Procam Take 2, said “the Protruck Gallery and Protruck Engineering Vehicles are not only a great option to house production galleries and engineering stations outside of venues with limited space, but they also make the shooting day more time-efficient. Ordinarily, it would take a couple of hours to set up these spaces on location but with the trucks, we can fully rig them in advance and simply drive them to where they need to be. This worked really well for the Ghetts shoot as it meant the team was able to hit the ground running on arrival”.
Crew supplied by Procam Take 2 included a Technical Unit Manager, Vision Engineer, Camera Manager, Guarantee Engineer, and Camera Assistant to fully ensure all technical aspects of the shoot ran smoothly.
Watch the full performance below: