Avengers- Stern Grove Festival San Francisco Ca 7/25/21 4K UHD Live Panasonic GH5S Rode Videomic Pro

Hey everyone, here comes a set of 4 videos in a row running through the weekend. The first one is from last Sunday. My friend Gary Shurtleff scored tickets to the Avengers/X show at Stern Grove. The festival started in 1938, and this was the first punk show in their history. Pretty cool.
Me, Gary and Jesse Davis were able to get a nice view just above the concrete amphitheater seating, on a log. When you are in the dirt and on a log, trying to assemble an $1100 lens onto a $1700 body, it makes you a little nervous.. but it all went off without a hitch. I have never filmed a band from so far away– I was so far back there, you can see a slight delay in music vs. picture.
All of the controls on the camera are manual except for a push-button autofocus. I lost focus a couple times, but I think I did an OK job considering how far away I was. Great set by the band- far more energy than the headliner I think… or maybe I am just biased.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH. O.I.S. Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

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X- Stern Grove Festival, San Francisco 7/25/21 4K UHD Live Panasonic GH5S Rode Mic

Here is X’s set from last Sunday, in stunning 4k! I don’t know why (it was probably me), but I had a hard time getting into the show until they hit some of the older songs right before the encore break. Despite that, or maybe because of that, I think my filming job was more stable- fewer pans and zooms.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH. O.I.S. Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

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Sky Pig- Sacramento Rehearsal Studios, Sacramento Ca. 7/23/21 4K UHD Live Lumix GH5S Doom Metal

I feel bad about the late post because this band deserves some views. I had only seen Sky Pig once before- the end of a set at Cafe Colonial and I didn’t get it. This time, they kicked ass. Super heavy sludge if that’s your thing. Both guitars were so distorted, I could not ID whether it was the bass or Rob’s guitar at times- you can see me fumble around looking for the noisemaker at times.

I brought my gear to run a multicamera, but the folks at Forbidden Place Records already had that covered and were doing a live stream (check it out on Forbidden Place Records’ facebook page). I decided to film single camera in 4k for any of you resolution snobs.
Speaking of 4k, this thing has been processing for over 16 hours and it is still in 1080p. Youtube takes FOREVER to process videos to 4k. Give it a little more time and check back, it will be at 4k res sometime soon.
Please give to cafe colonial:
VENMO: @cafe-colonial
PAYPAL: cafecolonial916@gmail.com / @cafecolonial
CASHAP: $cafecolonial

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, and Rode Videomic Pro stereo

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FRACK!- Sacramento Rehearsal Studios, Sacramento Ca. 7/23/21 4K UHD Live Lumix GH5S Punk

Here is FRACK!’s set from Friday night. This was the most energetic set I have ever seen from them, and it was clear that they were having a blast. Unfortunately, this was the last band I filmed on Friday. I had been up for 24 hours at that point and was falling asleep. I really wanted to catch Solanum…

I brought my gear to run a multicamera, but the folks at Forbidden Place Records already had that covered and were doing a live stream (check it out on Forbidden Place Records’ facebook page). I decided to film single camera in 4k for any of you resolution snobs.

Please help the cafe:
VENMO: @cafe-colonial
PAYPAL: cafecolonial916@gmail.com / @cafecolonial
CASHAP: $cafecolonial

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, and Rode Videomic Pro stereo

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Middle-Aged Queers: Sacramento Rehearsal Studios, Sacramento Ca. 7/23/21 4K UHD Live Lumix GH5S

Nice job by the Sacramento punk scene to pull together this benefit for Cafe Colonial outside of SRS last night. First up were Middle-Aged Queers. They came all the way from the bay area to play the benefit, which is pretty damned cool.
I brought my gear to run a multicamera, but the folks at Forbidden Place Records already had that covered and were doing a live stream (check it out on Forbidden Place Records’ facebook page). I decided to film single camera in 4k for any of you resolution snobs.
Speaking of 4k, this thing has been processing for over 16 hours and it is still in 1080p. Youtube takes FOREVER to process videos to 4k. Give it a little more time and check back, it will be at 4k res sometime soon.
Please give to cafe colonial:
VENMO: @cafe-colonial
PAYPAL: cafecolonial916@gmail.com / @cafecolonial
CASHAP: $cafecolonial

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S and Rode Videomic Pro stereo

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Kepi Ghoulie- The Side Door, Sacramento Ca. 6/12/21 Early Set Groovie Ghoulies 4K UHD Lumix GH5S

It’s the triumphant return of Kepi to a live concert setting! After a year plus of playing to an iphone (and a few backyard shows), this is the first concert Kepi played in a year-plus. It was a lot of fun! Kepi also played set, but I had to head home. I’ll do the multi-set thing next time.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

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Jason White- Tiny Towns Concert Series, Alameda Ca 5/21/21 4K UHD Master Pinhead Gunpowder Green Day

I filmed my first show in 15 months this past Friday, and boy was it a debacle. Doors were at 4 for this event, so I left work as early as I could to get there and get a decent table. I get there at 4:45 and we had 2 options- a table WAYY the hell back there, or one right up front but very far to the right. We picked the one to the right and the PA obstructed my shot of the stage.
I was able to move back to an empty table right behind ours and shoot almost all of Jason’s set. This was so awesome, includes Pinhead Gunpowder and Big Cats (his first) band from Arkansas songs.
I had not touched the GH5S in 15 months and I forgot to attach the rode mic to start (so it cuts in late), then I lose focus for about 10 minutes and did not realize. I guess I should have practiced using the gear before leaving home.
Oh, and this is in 4K but it takes youtube FOREVER to process to UHD. It has been processing for a day so far. It will get to 4k eventually.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

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Bat Guano Fest 2020 w/ Yoohoos, Sad Girlz Club, Cory Wiegert, Cassette Idols, The Knockoffs, Joe McKinney, Brianna Carmel, Justin Pine, Sarchasm, Matt Crap, Well Placed Whoas, The Left Hand, Mark of Defyance, Danny Reynoso, and Tim Williamson!

There are a few “can’t miss” music events in Sacramento each year–
The Punch and Pie fest which used to happen in August, Danny Reynoso’s “Fuck Cancer” event in November, and this one. The Bat Guano fest has been curated by Ken Doose for the past 10 years, and it looked like this year would be cancelled due to Covid. Thanks to some friendly goading from friends, it was changed to an online event and it worked out really well. It also allowed past Bat Guano bands such as The Yoohoos to perform from Germany. The only thing that could have made it better would have been a virtual post-show hangout via zoom! Miss these guys (and gals).

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