Superbowl

SBV Feb 5th – Superbowl Sunday

  • February 5, 2012

Early Riser - and Wait!

It’s an 8:30 am crew call. The Pacer’s parking garage normally charges us $4 for parking. But it’s Superbowl Day and the garage is now charging $99. Which is cheap, compared to the parking lot down the street which is charging $200.

We all got there early to ensure that we could find parking space. I parked in the ESG Security parking lot at 11th and Capital and I took their shuttle in. Other crew members found free parking on the street. But we all got there so early that we beat the people with the keys to the control rooms. So we all ended up sitting on the floor, waiting.

There are only 3 schedule shows to shoot, plus one extra show that was cancelled from Friday’s overcrowding. All of them were on the Pepsi Stage. Easy shoots. A easy day.

Once the shows were done we packed in the cameras and tripods. Early in the morning we pulled all our cable from the Verizon stage. But in the end, the problem proved to be the Pepsi Stage. There were so many people out trying to enjoy the last day of Superbowl events, it would be dangerous trying to pull cable with a lot of people walking over them.

So we had to wait for the Superbowl Host Committee to make a decision. And we waited. And waited. And finally they asked for a volunteer to stay and help pull cable later in the day.

Hershel volunteered, or was he Volunteered! Anyhow, I was out of there by 4p.

Verizon Stage

  • Closed

Pepsi Stage

  • Indiana Reggae Band
  • Whitney Coleman
  • DJ Rusty

All Superbowl XLVI Village Post

  1. SBV Feb 5th – Superbowl Sunday (2/5/2012)
  2. SBV Sat Feb 4th (2/4/2012)
  3. Superbowl Village Friday Feb 3nd – Overcrowding (2/3/2012)
  4. SBV Thu Feb 2nd (2/2/2012)
  5. SBV Wed Feb 1st (2/1/2012)
  6. SBV Tue Jan 31st (1/31/2012)
  7. SBV Mon Jan 30th (1/30/2012)
  8. SBV Sun Jan 29th (1/29/2012)
  9. SBV Sat Jan 28th (1/28/2012)
  10. SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day (1/27/2012)
  11. SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup (1/26/2012)
  12. Superbowl Begins (1/25/2012)

SBV Sat Feb 4th

  • February 4, 2012

Last long day and it rained all day. But thankfully, the day went by quickly.

Once again, I didn’t have to shoot the last Verizon show, which was O.A.R.. That means that I had time to use my own equipment to shoot some stills and video of the show.

Verizon Stage

  • Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band
  • Here Comes The Mummies
  • Umphrey’s McGee
  • O.A.R.

Pepsi Stage

  • DJ Kyle Long/Carson Diersing
  • Twin Cats
  • Born Again Floozies
  • North Mississippi Allstars

This is the fireworks display that took place up and down the Superbowl Village before every evening concert. There was also fireworks going off over the stage behind me which I didn’t shoot.

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All Superbowl XLVI Village Post

  1. SBV Feb 5th – Superbowl Sunday (2/5/2012)
  2. SBV Sat Feb 4th (2/4/2012)
  3. Superbowl Village Friday Feb 3nd – Overcrowding (2/3/2012)
  4. SBV Thu Feb 2nd (2/2/2012)
  5. SBV Wed Feb 1st (2/1/2012)
  6. SBV Tue Jan 31st (1/31/2012)
  7. SBV Mon Jan 30th (1/30/2012)
  8. SBV Sun Jan 29th (1/29/2012)
  9. SBV Sat Jan 28th (1/28/2012)
  10. SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day (1/27/2012)
  11. SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup (1/26/2012)
  12. Superbowl Begins (1/25/2012)

Superbowl Village Friday Feb 3nd – Overcrowding

  • February 3, 2012

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8p – As I stand here on the Pepsi Stage waiting to shoot my 8:30p show, all I can see from the stage is wall to wall people. This is unreal!

I’m not all that sure that there will be a show. The talent can’t get to the stage. Our cameras can’t get here. Nobody can move!

9:43p – The last Pepsi show was finally cancelled. Larry did make it to the stage with 2 cameras. What should have been a 5 minute walk took him a half hour.

Of course, with the show cancelled we had to walk both cameras back. We took a round-about route. Two blocks north, 2 blocks east, and then down to the Pacer stadium.

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We had to secure the tripods at the stage because there was no way we would make it back with 2 cameras and 2 tripods with one of them on a dolly.

I was exhausted!
I watched the final show at the Verizon stage from the control room.

Verizon Stage

  • Mike Epps/Morris Day and the Time
  • En Vogue
  • Fitz & the Tantrums
  • LMFAO

Pepsi Stage

  • DJ Limelight/Blackberry Jam
  • Bashiri Asad
  • Gentleman Alphonse
  • Cancelled

This is how it looked Friday night at the Pepsi Stage.
They were packed in shoulder to shoulder with very little room to move.

All Superbowl XLVI Village Post

  1. SBV Feb 5th – Superbowl Sunday (2/5/2012)
  2. SBV Sat Feb 4th (2/4/2012)
  3. Superbowl Village Friday Feb 3nd – Overcrowding (2/3/2012)
  4. SBV Thu Feb 2nd (2/2/2012)
  5. SBV Wed Feb 1st (2/1/2012)
  6. SBV Tue Jan 31st (1/31/2012)
  7. SBV Mon Jan 30th (1/30/2012)
  8. SBV Sun Jan 29th (1/29/2012)
  9. SBV Sat Jan 28th (1/28/2012)
  10. SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day (1/27/2012)
  11. SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup (1/26/2012)
  12. Superbowl Begins (1/25/2012)

SBV Thu Feb 2nd

  • February 2, 2012

My camera position 2 at the Pepsi Stage

At the end of this 14 hour day, all I could think of is, I only have 2 and a half more shooting days.

My camera position 2 at the Pepsi Stage

I might add that I didn’t know who Darius Rucker was either. Now I do!

Verizon Stage

  • Corey Cox
  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • Edwin McCain
  • Darius Rucker

Pepsi Stage

  • Hero Jr./Hohn Spencer
  • Otis Gibbs
  • Red Wanting Blue
  • National Act TBA

All Superbowl XLVI Village Post

  1. SBV Feb 5th – Superbowl Sunday (2/5/2012)
  2. SBV Sat Feb 4th (2/4/2012)
  3. Superbowl Village Friday Feb 3nd – Overcrowding (2/3/2012)
  4. SBV Thu Feb 2nd (2/2/2012)
  5. SBV Wed Feb 1st (2/1/2012)
  6. SBV Tue Jan 31st (1/31/2012)
  7. SBV Mon Jan 30th (1/30/2012)
  8. SBV Sun Jan 29th (1/29/2012)
  9. SBV Sat Jan 28th (1/28/2012)
  10. SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day (1/27/2012)
  11. SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup (1/26/2012)
  12. Superbowl Begins (1/25/2012)

SBV Wed Feb 1st

  • February 1, 2012

Superbowl Village, East EndNothing special today.

Just the last of the short days. The next 3 days will be 14 hour days with a 9 am crew call.

My feet are killing me and my right shoulder isn’t to far behind.

Verizon Stage

  • Brent James Contraband
  • Big Head Todd & The Monsters

Pepsi Stage

  • Colts Cheerleaders
  • Roxie/Indy’s Legends of Doo Wop
  • The Meatball Band

All Superbowl XLVI Village Post

  1. SBV Feb 5th – Superbowl Sunday (2/5/2012)
  2. SBV Sat Feb 4th (2/4/2012)
  3. Superbowl Village Friday Feb 3nd – Overcrowding (2/3/2012)
  4. SBV Thu Feb 2nd (2/2/2012)
  5. SBV Wed Feb 1st (2/1/2012)
  6. SBV Tue Jan 31st (1/31/2012)
  7. SBV Mon Jan 30th (1/30/2012)
  8. SBV Sun Jan 29th (1/29/2012)
  9. SBV Sat Jan 28th (1/28/2012)
  10. SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day (1/27/2012)
  11. SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup (1/26/2012)
  12. Superbowl Begins (1/25/2012)

SBV Tue Jan 31st

  • January 31, 2012

Even the short days are getting hard to get through. I have to remember to wear my ear plugs during the big concerts because my ears are starting to ring.

Verizon Stage
Colts Cheerleaders/Venrez
Fuel

Pepsi Stage
Greta Speaks/DJ Helicon
Hunter Smith Band

All Superbowl XLVI Village Post

  1. SBV Feb 5th – Superbowl Sunday (2/5/2012)
  2. SBV Sat Feb 4th (2/4/2012)
  3. Superbowl Village Friday Feb 3nd – Overcrowding (2/3/2012)
  4. SBV Thu Feb 2nd (2/2/2012)
  5. SBV Wed Feb 1st (2/1/2012)
  6. SBV Tue Jan 31st (1/31/2012)
  7. SBV Mon Jan 30th (1/30/2012)
  8. SBV Sun Jan 29th (1/29/2012)
  9. SBV Sat Jan 28th (1/28/2012)
  10. SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day (1/27/2012)
  11. SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup (1/26/2012)
  12. Superbowl Begins (1/25/2012)

SBV Mon Jan 30th

  • January 30, 2012

Build-Up Hard Camera 3

Finally, we got some short days coming. We only have to work half a day, today, Tuesday and Wednesday. Then it’s back to the long days Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Village People weren’t too bad either. But still not nearly as good as last night.

Verizon Stage

  • Big Sam’s Funky Nation
  • Village People

Pepsi Stage

  • Healing/Stereo Deluxe
  • Living Proof

All Superbowl XLVI Village Post

  1. SBV Feb 5th – Superbowl Sunday (2/5/2012)
  2. SBV Sat Feb 4th (2/4/2012)
  3. Superbowl Village Friday Feb 3nd – Overcrowding (2/3/2012)
  4. SBV Thu Feb 2nd (2/2/2012)
  5. SBV Wed Feb 1st (2/1/2012)
  6. SBV Tue Jan 31st (1/31/2012)
  7. SBV Mon Jan 30th (1/30/2012)
  8. SBV Sun Jan 29th (1/29/2012)
  9. SBV Sat Jan 28th (1/28/2012)
  10. SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day (1/27/2012)
  11. SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup (1/26/2012)
  12. Superbowl Begins (1/25/2012)

SBV Sun Jan 29th

  • January 29, 2012

Radio Disney

Today is kids and family day. A lot of the entertainment is geared for the kids.

It was another long day, but it had a big pay off at the end. I’m not a big fan of country & western singing, but Dierks Bentley put on what I think was by far the best concert of any group that we have shot so far.

Camera 3

Verizon Stage

  • Corey Cox
  • Will Hoge
  • Railroad Earth
  • Dierks Bentley

Pepsi Stage

  • Jr. Civic Theatre
  • Kicking Daisies
  • Indianapolis Children’s Choir
  • Dude!

The man really knows how to play to the cameras. I got some really great shots.

All Superbowl XLVI Village Post

  1. SBV Feb 5th – Superbowl Sunday (2/5/2012)
  2. SBV Sat Feb 4th (2/4/2012)
  3. Superbowl Village Friday Feb 3nd – Overcrowding (2/3/2012)
  4. SBV Thu Feb 2nd (2/2/2012)
  5. SBV Wed Feb 1st (2/1/2012)
  6. SBV Tue Jan 31st (1/31/2012)
  7. SBV Mon Jan 30th (1/30/2012)
  8. SBV Sun Jan 29th (1/29/2012)
  9. SBV Sat Jan 28th (1/28/2012)
  10. SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day (1/27/2012)
  11. SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup (1/26/2012)
  12. Superbowl Begins (1/25/2012)

SBV Sat Jan 28th

  • January 28, 2012

While we're out there shooting, this is what Herschel Saylor gets to do all day, Shading. The responsibility of making the images from multiple cameras all look the same so that when you switch between them, they match.

Yes, this has been one very long day. But it was a lot more organized about who was shooting which camera and who’s on break.

There are 2 shoulder mounted camera, 1 built-up camera on the Verizon Stage and a RF camera that floats with the 2 Shoulder Mounted cameras.

Generally every cameraman shot 2 shows then had a break. Then back out on camera. Changing up with shooting different cameras also made the day go easier.

Verizon Stage

  • Colts Cheer/Tech Drumline
  • Civil Twilight
  • Joe McLaughlin
  • Nancy Moore
  • Patti LaBelle

Pepsi Stage

  • Orquestra Bravo
  • Cynithia Layne
  • Lynda Sayyah
  • Jennie DeVoe

Having Patti LaBelle as the last show, made the long day worthwhile.

All Superbowl XLVI Village Post

  1. SBV Feb 5th – Superbowl Sunday (2/5/2012)
  2. SBV Sat Feb 4th (2/4/2012)
  3. Superbowl Village Friday Feb 3nd – Overcrowding (2/3/2012)
  4. SBV Thu Feb 2nd (2/2/2012)
  5. SBV Wed Feb 1st (2/1/2012)
  6. SBV Tue Jan 31st (1/31/2012)
  7. SBV Mon Jan 30th (1/30/2012)
  8. SBV Sun Jan 29th (1/29/2012)
  9. SBV Sat Jan 28th (1/28/2012)
  10. SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day (1/27/2012)
  11. SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup (1/26/2012)
  12. Superbowl Begins (1/25/2012)

SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day

  • January 27, 2012

KramusWe’re being payed by the Pacers, but since I’m not on their payroll, I had to go in early and sign a 1/2 inch worth of paperwork in order to get a paycheck for the next 10 days of work.

Blue Moon Revue

It would seem that their Plan B was to run cable all the way from Bankers Life to the Pepsi Stage. We had to find a number of YellowJackets to cover up the cable, but at least now, we have cameras working at both stages.

Verizon Stage

Bret Michaels
Pepsi Stage

  • Last Good Year
  • Max Allen Band
  • Blue Moon Revue

The crowds are big and will probably get bigger as the week wears on. We’re shooting the stage performances continuously, all day.

Even with breaks, it’s going to be a loooong 10 days!

All Superbowl XLVI Village Post

  1. SBV Feb 5th – Superbowl Sunday (2/5/2012)
  2. SBV Sat Feb 4th (2/4/2012)
  3. Superbowl Village Friday Feb 3nd – Overcrowding (2/3/2012)
  4. SBV Thu Feb 2nd (2/2/2012)
  5. SBV Wed Feb 1st (2/1/2012)
  6. SBV Tue Jan 31st (1/31/2012)
  7. SBV Mon Jan 30th (1/30/2012)
  8. SBV Sun Jan 29th (1/29/2012)
  9. SBV Sat Jan 28th (1/28/2012)
  10. SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day (1/27/2012)
  11. SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup (1/26/2012)
  12. Superbowl Begins (1/25/2012)

SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup

  • January 26, 2012

Control RoomRainy, wet and soggy. That’s a pretty good description of the first day working at the Superbowl Village.

We will be shooting all of the staged events during Superbowl week and our cameras will be feeding the 4 jumbo screens that are lined up and down the Village walkway.

Got my credentials and secured my parking spot… well, at least until SuperBowl Sunday. The closer we get to game day, the worst it’s going to get for parking.

Camera GearMost of the work that we needed to do today, had already be done for us by Dodd, the company that was contracted to provided the sound, lighting and staging for the SuperBowl Village. All we had to do was run triax cable from Conseco Fieldhouse (which has be renamed to Bankers Life Fieldhouse) to the two stages and fax out the cameras.

It's Not Working!Everything was fine for the 3 cameras going to the Verizon Stage. The problem came for the Pepsi Stage which is farther down the street from Bankers Life. We were suppose to connect our trial cable into a Cobra box so that we could connect our cameras into the fiber optic system that Dodd had laid in for the Village. But it just didn’t work.

Cobra BoxWe spent most of our time waiting for the engineers to solve the problem. By the time I left at 6pm they hadn’t.

I think it’s going to be Plan B tomorrow for opening day.

Verizon Stage

Pepsi Stage

All Superbowl XLVI Village Post

  1. SBV Feb 5th – Superbowl Sunday (2/5/2012)
  2. SBV Sat Feb 4th (2/4/2012)
  3. Superbowl Village Friday Feb 3nd – Overcrowding (2/3/2012)
  4. SBV Thu Feb 2nd (2/2/2012)
  5. SBV Wed Feb 1st (2/1/2012)
  6. SBV Tue Jan 31st (1/31/2012)
  7. SBV Mon Jan 30th (1/30/2012)
  8. SBV Sun Jan 29th (1/29/2012)
  9. SBV Sat Jan 28th (1/28/2012)
  10. SBV Fri Jan 27th Opening Day (1/27/2012)
  11. SBV Thu Jan 26th Setup (1/26/2012)
  12. Superbowl Begins (1/25/2012)