The visual quality of the Wizard Red Cam HD is superior in every way. Images are crystalline, and the resolution is pristine. A variety of camera angles and screen effects bring modern, high-end production edginess without sacrificing the direct focus of the music. Both PCM Stereo and DD 5.1 offer enhanced auditory caliber.
– Robbie Gerson
There are those concert films that are very static. It is as though it were simply enough for a camera or two to be pointed at the band on the stage to capture the essence of the performance. Night at Sky Church is not one of those. The camera work here is in a word fantastic. There is constant movement, movement that echoes the excitement of the music and the excitement of the audience. The camera moves between long shots of the band to close ups of individual musicians. Camera angles change: they shoot from above, from below, from the side. They zoom in; they zoom out. There are split screens and super imposed shots. It is camera work that truly enhances the experience of the concert and the two men credited with the photographic direction, Champe Barton and Steve Gibby, deserve some love.
– Jack Goodstein
CASE STUDY: A HYBRID 10-CAMERA RED 4K AND EFP HD PRODUCTION — JOURNEY: LIVE FROM MANILA *
I was jazzed to learn about this production because of the show’s hybrid nature: 10 Red cameras on the rock band Journey in Manila in the Philippines. It may be the most exciting case study of this book, because it exemplifi es great craftsmanship executed with passion and a bit of risk-taking in order to ratchet the entire industry up a notch. A great big mash-up, the Journey/Manila show combined Red 4k with 720 p HD-SDI video, traditional video lenses with cine and SLR lenses, was directed for live IMAG and a feature-length edited concert, and employed crew members from around the world. And now, thanks to the team’s generous communication with me, this study can help to clear the way for future Red 4K-EFP hybrid productions to evolve.
WizardHD PRODUCES BENCHMARK JOURNEY CONCERT TV SPECIAL AND DVD “LIVE IN MANILA”, USING RED ONE CAMERAS IN 4K RESOLUTION, THE RESULTS ARE BEYOND HD
WizardHD is based Ft. Lauderdale based entertainment production company filmed a concert for the legendary rock band JOURNEY on March 14, 2009 at the Mall of Asia in Manila Philippines. The show was filmed with state of the art, high resolution RED ONE cameras which deliver stunning digital imagery.
The quality of the production was unique because the show was shot with TEN (10) RED ONE cameras which allowed us the capture in 4K resolution which is four times the resolution of 1080HD. This cutting edge camera system eliminates the need to rent an HD production truck because each camera records the entire concert on its own hard drive. “The RED Technology allowed us to deliver an extremely high quality show that connects the viewing audience with the bands performance in a way never seen before”, stated Dan Barnett, Executive Producer of WizardHD.
Journey DVD Produced by WizardHD
Filmed with RED technology, which utilizes special 4K high-definition cameras with a resolution exceeding 35mm film that gives the footage an extra dynamic quality, this 2-DVD set captures Journey's historic concert in Manila, Philippines. Performing more than two hours worth of classic favorites, as well as new hits from the band's latest album, Revelation, Live In Manila documents the triumphant homecoming of the band's singer Arnel Pineda.
Heart: Night At Sky Church
Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band Heart stormed the charts in the 1970s with songs like Crazy On You, Barracuda, and Magic Man. They continued their string of huge hits in the decades that followed with songs like Alone, Never, These Dreams, and many more. Night At Sky Church, Produced by WizardHD takes Heart fans on what truly feels like the musical ride of a lifetime. Night At Sky Church showcases the band s biggest hits, introduces some of their newest songs, and features a guest appearance by multiple Grammy award-winner, Alison Krauss.
Daryl Hall & John Oates/Our Kind of Soul
Our Kind of Soul Live is a collection of unbelievable performances by one of music's #1 duos - a reminder to the world about the timelessness of great music. Daryl Hall and John Oates pay tribute to their Philadelphia roots by composing modernized variations on seventeen of their favorite soul classics in this concert performance that pays testament to the timeless power of great music. Songs featured on this release include "Standing in the Shadows of Love", "Love TKO", Can't Get Enough of Your Love", and "I'm Still in Love With You". ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide.