Originally Posted by martynic
It is part documentary and part concert footage.
The documentary part documents Roger Waters' quest to find out how and where his father died in the war. Taken in whole, it actually does add good meaning to the whole show, but if you are into raw concert footage, it will require you to skip the documentary tracks.
Not sure, but I'd say it is pretty close to a 75% to 25% concert to documentary ratio.
After having an audience shot version of the shows at the United Center I am actually disappointed with the Blu-ray RW released. The AUD version is so well done it really captures the concert much better IMO even dismissing his added father's bio segments his concert footage just isn't as engaging to me:
Roger Waters The Wall Live 2010
Filmed at The United Center, Chicago, IL September 20 & 21
Additional footage filmed at The Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY October 12 & 13
Format: NTSC Blu-ray (1920 x 1080 widescreen) CBR 20, 5.1 Dolby Digital Stereo (48kHz)
iShoot: tapehead 2
iCheck: Big Ed
iDesign: Christopher for Ediskrad Studios
iHelp: Rick Julian, Brian P, volcso, selbst93, Robert Perry (additional photopraphy)
Video: Sony HDR-CX520V @ 1920x1080i (AVCHD) > MPEG2 720x480 (16 x 9 widescreen, CBR 8)
Audio: (tapehead2): SP-CMC-8 (AT943s) > SP-SPSB-10 > M10 (24/44.1) > FLAC > WAVE (front left, center, and right speakers)
Audio: (Rick B) Mics: DPA 4022, Recorder: Sound Devices 722 (16/44.1K) > FLAC > WAVE (rear speakers and LFE)
The foundation of all the footage (and audio) was taken from 20/09. Additional shots are from the 21/09, 12/10 and 13/10 shows and all are from tapehead2's HD master files.
Thanks to all those who shared their footage for this project. Thanks once again to the HVR team, MOB for the appropriate EQ work and Big Ed for checking and correcting, and for the quick turn around. Thanks to Chris for the artwork, you always have the coolest sigs on the forum. Thanks to Rick B. for this and 30+ years of recording shows in Chicago.
But the biggest thanks of all go to my new friend tapehead2 (TH2) for shooting these shows so brilliantly. After posting the initial clips to YouTube I contacted TH2 to see if a multi-camera edit was ever considered. The response was that TH2 wished for the shows to be shared "as is". I decided to cut together a few songs just to show TH2 the possibilities and after watching them on YouTube agreed to send me the master HD footage. The 20/09 and 21/09 shows cut together beautifully, but I still wished that we had a few more shots covered. Since TH2 had tickets to the Nassau Coliseum shows and was planning on shooting them as well I offered some camera suggestions, a lot of them in fact, to get some of the shots I still wanted. The dude abides. So thanks to TH2 for the ultimate sacrifice of not being able to enjoy these shows like the rest of us have. That's a hefty price, especially when considering that Pink Floyd isn't on the top of TH2's favorites list. Perhaps inspired by being embraced by the PF "communities" has changed that? Also a big thanks to Rick Julian for his patience and help with creating the Blu-ray version. And finally a thanks to Roger for putting on such a kick ass show.
This was great fun and a labour of love. The biggest challenge was not in the synching up of all the various shows. Since this is all run to a precise click track synchronisation was fairly easy. The challenge was finding matching choreography from shot to shot while at the same time retaining my shot preference and length as well. I'm sure you'll find a few transitions that reveal such continuity blunders, but I'll bet that there's even more that you don't catch. It's amazing how much did actually work. It's all part of the fun and we hope you enjoy the product of our collaboration.
Originally released on Veteran's Day (November 11, 2010) and dedicated to all fallen loved ones.