Cracker- Hopmonk Tavern, Novato Ca. 9/11/21 Single Cam 4K UHD GH5S angle Camper Van Beethoven Lowery

Thanks to the kindness and generosity of”Cracker Crumbs” fb group member Mike Sean Zorn, I was able to attend the Cracker show last Saturday. I had tickets to another show that was cancelled, and by that time this show had sold out.
Thanks to the kindness of Velena Vego and KC Turner, I was able to film the show with 5 cameras. Thanks for the help, and allowing me to nerd out with all of the gear.
I plan to post 3 versions of the show- the 2 RAW angles that I shot in 4K with a nice camera mic first, and then the final edit in 1080p with the 3 gopros on stage.
I want to emphasize the RAW aspect of this- these angles are meant to be edited together, so you will see me bouncing around and filming stuff that may make no sense.. but there were 4 other cameras capturing stuff.
It only took youtube 5 days to get this rendered into 4k- not too bad for them!

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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Tentacult- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento 8/29/21 4K UHD Live video Lumix GH5S Death Doom Metal

I got to this show early (so I thought- there was no start time on the flyer) so I could grab something to eat. While I was eating (cafe’s food is highly recommended btw), Tentacult starts playing at about 7:45pm! That was a bit earlier than the usual 8:30 start time. I wolfed down the frybread and hustled into the performance area to catch the last 7 minutes of the set. I even had to shoot this handheld- my monopod was in the bag. Oh well.

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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Solanum- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca 8/29/21 4K UHD Live Thrash Metal Lumix GH5S Rode Video Pro St

Here’s a unique one- Solanum had their second guitarist come down sick before the show, so they played this one as a three piece. Sounded different but still great. If you haven’t heard these guys, they are one of the best thrash metal bands in northern cal. Out of the ones I have heard, I would put these guys, Psychosomatic and Unprovoked as my top three. But, you know, that’s just my humble opinion.
Also, heads up to folks who bag on the cafe’s sound… check this out. They have revamped their sound system and made a ton of improvements. It can sound pretty good in there! I used to be a bagger. Sorry.

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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Vitriol- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento 8/29/21 4K UHD Live video Lumix GH5S Death Doom Metal

Finally, here is Vitriol’s headlining set from Cafe Colonial last month. This was a last-minute show since they were coming back from Psycho Fest and it was pretty well attended. If you want to go to their upcoming show at the cafe (yes they are coming back), you might want to buy tickets (ticket link in comments)

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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Clay Wheels- N-Men Summer Sessions, Cafe Colonial Sacramento 8/21/21 live 4k UHD Ray Stevens Faction

Here is the Clay Wheels set from a couple of weeks back. It was great to see Ray back on stage and rocking. I think this might have been the first time he has performed since his bout with covid earlier this year. I was a bit worried that the place would be too full, but it wasn’t too bad. good show.

recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S

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Vacant- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento 8/21/21 4K UHD Live Skate Punk Lumix GH5S

I had planned to post this one last Sunday, but it is taking youtube over 4 days to process videos into 4k. It took so much longer than usual that I thought the video was “stuck” so I deleted it and started over. And waited 4 more days. I am hoping that another set from this show is ready tomorrow…
Anyway, when this show was announced, I had to a do a double-take when I saw the flyer. I don’t think I have ever heard of legendary Sac punk band Vacant play a show outside of the 1980’s. Happy to finally see them play- I missed out on the Club Minimal days. They even had Demo CDRs for sale!

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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Cement Eater- N-Men Summer Sessions, Cafe Colonial, Sacramento 8/21/21 4K UHD Live Skate Punk GH5S

Man. I know I complain about youtube’s slow 4k processing, but this is ridiculous. This one took over a week to get to 4k… for a 30min video. I uploaded Clay Wheels and it is ready in a day. Totally random.
Anyway, here is Cement Eater from Petaluma

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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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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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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