Industrial Commerical | Motion Source
Lyric Opera House | Chicago, IL
Cast | Crew
JASON KRAYNEK – Cinematographer
CRAIG BASS – Director
MICHELLE MASLANKA – Producer
JAMIE ARNOLD – Associate Producer
LYDIA KORANDA – PA
DAVID GALL – Camera Operator
NICK HELFERS – Gaffer
ELI BRIGHT – Grip
JAKE HELMEN – Sound Mixer
LEANNA ERNEST – Hair / MUA
APRIL BUSCH – Locations
KATIE O'NEILL – Actor
Gear | Production
CAMERAS – Sony FX9
LENSES – Zeiss prime lenses
LIGHTS – Litepanels, Quasar Science, Hive Lighting
RIG – Shape, Wooden Camera, Ikan
‘The last 15 years have seen the explosion of mobile telephones, and then, in rapid succession, the demand to have fast wireless internet access available on these devices. It's fair to say that with the increasing use of smartphones, the RF spectrum has never been in such widespread use by the general public. Consequently, the rights and licenses to use that spectrum are now big business in a way they never were before.
Over a similar period of time, the use of wireless microphones and IEMs has also increased dramatically. The PMSE (Program Making and Special Events) sector uses wireless devices daily for applications including touring, theatres, education, sporting events, newsgathering and television broadcast. As the microphone is the first device in the signal chain, it is imperative that it operates without any interference as this would be detrimental to any application.
The so-called UHF bands IV & V (470MHz-862MHz) is where the demands and requirements of PMSE and the mobile sector collide. UHF spectrum has excellent propagation characteristics and is of great benefit to any users. These bands have long been used by television broadcasts and PMSE has used the so-called White Spaces (unused spectrum) in between active television transmitters. However, over the last decade, we have seen large swathes of UHF spectrum auctioned to the mobile sector — making the interference-free use of wireless technology by PMSE users much more difficult.'
This project was shot over 2 days at the Lyric Opera House in downtown Chicago. Mostly consisting in 4 different locations within the space: the stage, backstage, general seating, and balcony areas. Working along side with Motion Source and Shure along with a amazing cast/crew – I was able to get some great footage and a successful shot overall. Additional b-roll and media clips provided by the post house.Jason Kraynek – 5/24/22