We are so excited that our newest session is out in the world! We took local Indianapolis band Veseria to an old, empty boxing ring in Fountain Square where they performed their song "Punching Bag." Working on this session was so much fun, and it challenged us in new and exciting ways. We pushed ourselves to think outside the box and try a unique approach to our usual cinematography style by introducing a stabilizing camera rig. It allowed us a whole new world of movement possibilities!
A unique quality that we keep consistent in all of our of acoustic sessions is that they are filmed in one take. Since the beginning, we've filmed in one camera movement, with one camera and no cuts. With the stabilizing rig, we were able to try more adventurous movements. Although this meant more creative freedom, it also meant more risk for mistakes. Director Nicole Conflenti prepared by planning the cinematography for the session beforehand - listening to the song on repeat, memorizing it, then mapping out which camera moves she envisioned at each point in the song. On set, she worked with camera operator Anthony Campagna to choreograph the movements in the space, and bring the vision to life.
Take a look at the process and let us know what we should try next!
Check out the full session on our blog.
We would like to thank our friends at the Gospel Martial Arts Union for their generosity in
allowing us to film in their boxing ring space. Check them out!
BTS Photo and video by Christina Valdez.
The Catalyst Sessions is a media collective devoted to capturing the power of music in its simplest form. We feature musicians playing completely unplugged and raw in beautiful and unconventional locations, creating a tangible artist-viewer experience unlike any other.