28th Day- Light Rail Studios, San Francisco Ca. 6/18/22 4K UHD Single Camera Version Barbara Manning

I filmed this with 4 cameras, and it is in for edit now… but I screwed up the audio recording a bit so I hope someone.. anyone has a better audio track to use. Note to self- don’t ever change the attenuation on the church audio amp.
Man, what a fun party. Parker Gibbs turned 60 and had a bunch of great bands play. Many of them (like 28th day) reunited/flew out etc just to play the show. There was free GOOD food with your paid ticket. The studio was super nice- it sounded great in there. Let’s hope better audio surfaces. It’s not that bad, but the clipping bass drum drives me nuts.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens
Audio equipment: DPA 4061 mics and Church Audio 9200 preamp.

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Desslok- Light Rail Studios, San Francisco Ca 6/18/22 4K UHD Incomplete DPA4061 Mics Parkerzalooza

OK, it’s time for mediocre Monday. This band kicks ass and the recording is good as well. The only reason to post today was my mediocre job of only capturing one song. I was outside talking with people and missed the boat on these guys. Whoops.
Also mediocre is the fact that I screwed around with my mic/premp/input camera settings and completely screwed up the 28th day audio. I hope that Parker can rescue the audio. Happy birthday to Parker, btw. What a party! The final mediocre thing was me bailing after 28th day because I was tired and missing the rest of the show. You can blame kids and a 6am wake up call that day.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S and Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens, DPA 4061 mics/Church audio preamp.

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Mike Watt and the Missingmen- Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco 12/30/21 4K UHD The Minutemen

Brian McKenna and I came from Sac for this show. We left at 5 and we hit a couple of places on the way there, thinking we had plenty of time to get to B.O.T.H. to see Watt. We pulled up to the club at 8:55, and after the temp check, ID check and Vax check, Watt was already on stage- they were so good (and sounded so good), it was a bit shocking. I have seen Watt so many times over the years and this was probably one of the best, if not the best, performances I have ever seen. Still kicking ass at 64 years old. Well done!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

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Flipper- Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco 12/30/21 4K UHD Complete Show David Yow

Finally, here is the makeup post for the one I missed on NYE. There will also be a normal Monday audio post in addition to this. This took a while to process to 4K. I filmed with 4 4k cameras (and pulled a board mix), but this angle is the only complete one. The gopros conked out before the end of the set. I will get them edited together as soon as I can.
Bottom of the Hill is not an easy place to film. My monopod was on a barstool which had a swivel, so that’s why you sometimes see a little back-and-forth movement for no reason. Also, the lighting on the stage was super uneven. Rachel, Ted and Steve are in low light and Yow was well lit. When he would walk to the stage lip, he was lit way too much. I set exposure to at least see the other 3, but it overexposes when yow comes way up front. Not much else I could do.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

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Jayhawks- The Chapel, San Francisco Ca 10/24/21 4K UHD Multicam with Soundboard Schoeps Matrix Audio

Before I get into the story behind this one, I wanted to thank PD Larson for helping to secure permission to video this show. I really appreciated you taking time out of your busy schedule to help me out. Also thanks to Ryan, the TM/PM/Soundman for the band. Thanks to Bruce for the audience tape and thanks to Anonymous for the matrix work. Finally, thanks to Tromster for editing this together- it was a lot of work.
So I had bought a ticket for this show weeks before it happened, and then the biggest storm we have seen in the past few years was forecast to hit on this night. I almost blew the show off, but PD had already worked to get permission and that would have been a huge dickish move on my part, so I drove 3 hours through the worst of the storm to the show. It only got real scary a few times.
The video and audio turned out really nice. The only downside was that my gopros on stage conked out about 80-90min into the set, so you only get 2 cameras toward the end of the show. What a show- they played so many of my favorites including a Golden Smog song for the encore!
I am really proud of this one.

Video recorded by Shayne Stacy
Audio recorded by Shayne Stacy (soundboard with sonly PCM-M10) and Bruce (Schoeps MK4 I think)
Video Equipment: 2x Canon HFG50 (tripod on balcony and my monopod), 3x Gopro Hero 5 black on stage.
Matrix by Anonymous
Edit by Tromster

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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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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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Victims Family- Warfield, San Francisco Ca. 2/8/20 4K UHD Live Victim’s

Here’s Victims Family’s opening set for the Mr. Bungle show. I got word that I got a ticket a few hours before the show, and after some back and forth with security, I made it into the venue about 10min before VF started playing. It was really strange to see VF play in such a large venue. I am seen them many (20?) times in small clubs.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic ZS200 w/Stock mic

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Mr. Bungle- The Warfield, San Francisco Ca. 2/8/20 4k UHD Live w/Improved Excellent Audio

Thanks to audio taper Jamie Lutch, we now have really nice Mr. Bungle audio for the 2/8/20 show that I filmed. For the past month-plus, we have been hard at work getting this audio to synch with the video- it would not cooperate. Huge thanks to Tromster for working so long and hard to make this synch, and to Jamie for taping the show!

Video recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Video equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS200
Audio Recorded by: Jamie Lutch
Audio Equipment used: Digital recorder & DPA 4061 mics
Synch by: Tromster

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Mr. Bungle- Warfield, San Francisco Ca. 2/8/20 Live 4K UHD Live Video Scott Ian Mike Patton Lombardo

Here is a first look at the Mr. Bungle show from last Saturday night. I need to recover another 5-10 minutes of the show (including my favorite song of the set, The Crumbsuckers’ Sit There), plus I need to degrain it and hopefully find a better audio source to synch to it. Stay tuned. Regardlerss, this turned out pretty damned nice. I LOVE the ZS200.
So I went into this with no expectations. I figured they’d play the demo and a few covers as a goof and be done. I did NOT expect for my face to be completely melted off. What an amazing show- you MUST GO if you have the opportunity. Trey is a beast on lead guitar, Lombardo is (imho) the best metal drummer ever, and it was obvious they were all having a blast. Scott never stopped smiling!
I was able to cut down on the amount of out of focus shots by turning on continuous AF, but I realized it was eating batteries like crazy so I had to shut it off for the last 15-20 min.
MVP of the night includes the person who got me tickets (you know who you are- thanks!) and Daniel Hague, who not only gave up his spot to me so I could film, but he also stood in the merch line so I could get a shirt! Thank you so much.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS200 w/stock mic

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