If you’re a football fan then you’re gonna recognize some faces in this week’s Tracking Shots. Our old pal Casey Warren was kind enough to share this amazing video created for the Sunday NFL Countdown. Tasked with capturing the personas of each Sunday NFL Countdown host (and creating a unique and stylized piece for each individual) Casey and his production company, MINDCASTLE, created a series of videos that are currently airing throughout the show and will continue to air throughout the NFL season on ESPN.
Casey was also kind enough to provide a thorough breakdown and description of each location as well as the gear used (and some great behind-the-scenes photos to boot!)
Used Canon 5d mark II and Mark IV through the entire piece. Lots of gear certainly from MINDCASTLE’s collection but also wanted to mention the always courtesy LensProToGo for a lot of supplemental gear. For each location the gear is as follows;
Chicago + Mike Ditkas – shot with Atlas 30 Camera Slider+ Steadicam rig. Lighting – (3) lite panels (2) ARRI 650w fresnels
Bristol + TJ, Adam & Mort – shot using the Steadicam Flyer LE with Cinevate Proteus Cage + Titan Swing Away Mattebox. Used the Atlas 30 & Durus Follow Focus. Lighting – (3) 6000w light banks from above w/ dimmer (2) 1000w ARRI fresnels (2) kino flo mini flos.
Library + Chris Berman – we shot this piece entirely using the Atlas 30 Camera Slider with a couple shots on monopod. As for lighting we had (2) 1200w ARRI HMIs, 4 1000w ARRI fresnels, (2) 400w Diva Lights. I had multiple 1200w HMIs placed outside the windows to give the effect of morning light along with Kinos & fresnels inside for fill.