By stage productions we mean shows with a fixed stage area so this includes school/theatre productions, dance shows and live music amongst many.
We would normally use a minimum of 4 cameras for this kind of show but depending on the show we may use a different layout.
Below is the standard layout we would start with.
This shows a layout using 3 fixed cameras (yellow) and 1 operated camera (blue), this gives 3 very different set angles as well as good close ups.
This layout can be adapted to suit different shows or venues. We have used a 5 camera layout using 2 operated cameras at the back, we have also used an operated camera at the side to give angled close ups (see video samples here) . We will discuss with you before any show what the show contains and make suggestions on the layout to get the best footage.
We also offer a single angle option, this would involve a single camera to cover the stage area, rest assure in these situation we usually use 3 cameras, this can give the flexibility of different exposure levels as well as giving protection against any failures (not that we usually have any failures).
For more general information please see the page What We Do