Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

Francis Kenny, ASC Keeps Action High with Help of Bolt 4K Max

12/06/2021

Francis Kenny, ASC Keeps Action High with Help of Bolt 4K Max

data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg data-srcset=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c561c0e7-bpfull.jpg 2x class=lazyload avatar avatar-80 photo height=80 width=80 />

Brie Clayton June 11, 2021

0 Comments

CBS mega hit S.W.A.T. has always been fast moving-on air and on set. Shot on multiple stages at Santa Clarita Studios and diverse locations throughout the Los Angeles area, the series averages 100 set-ups per day. Giving life to the adrenalin pumping story lines has always been a creative feat for accomplished cinematographer Francis Kenny, ASC (Justified, Heathers, Bruce Beresford's Bonny & Clyde, New Jack City), and his crew.

But when it was time to work on the 2020-2021 season they faced an extra challenge- the pandemic was in full swing. This meant shortened 10-hour days, smaller crews and safety protocols. We were the first test show to start up again. Production would have been set back another six months if S.W.A.T. had failed, explains Kenny.

data-src=https://gcs.creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/11172757/Kenny-holding-rig-inside-Black-Hawk-scaled1200-1024x677.jpg alt= class=lazyload wp-image-2411648 data-srcset=https://gcs.creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/11172757/Kenny-holding-rig-inside-Black-Hawk-scaled1200-1024x677.jpg 1024w, https://gcs.creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/11172757/Kenny-holding-rig-inside-Black-Hawk-scaled1200-300x198.jpg 300w, https://gcs.creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/11172757/Kenny-holding-rig-inside-Black-Hawk-scaled1200-768x508.jpg 768w, https://gcs.creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/11172757/Kenny-holding-rig-inside-Black-Hawk-scaled1200-624x412.jpg 624w, https://gcs.creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/11172757/Kenny-holding-rig-inside-Black-Hawk-scaled1200-50x33.jpg 50w, https://gcs.creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/11172757/Kenny-holding-rig-inside-Black-Hawk-scaled1200-100x66.jpg 100w, https://gcs.creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/11172757/Kenny-holding-rig-inside-Black-Hawk-scaled1200.jpg 1200w data-sizes=(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px />Greater Monitor Dependency

Our camera crews were required to social distance from both actors and each other; cameras moved further apart, crews were limited in size and segregated between the cast, A crew, and B crew. Video village, which once gathered many crew and guests, was eliminated, replaced by multiple video stations, some of which were sent to remote areas allowing the writers upstairs and producers to see images live from an increased number of monitors.

When planning gear for the new season, dependability was at the top of Kenny's list. Production moved up to 8K RED Monstro cameras, supported by tools like Teradek Bolt 4K Max, SmallHD 17 1703 monitors, DJI Ronin and Steadicam Air. There was no skimping on tools when it came to helping the crew make their day.

Increased Range - More Receivers

With so many stakeholders relying on monitor viewing as a safer way to collaborate, a reliable, real-time camera signal was vital. So the show's three cameras were each outfitted with Teradek's newest generation wireless video. The Bolt 4K series is the first generation to include the game-changing BB3 chipset, made to deliver reliable signal transmission and reception over more frequencies (13x 40MHz), faster reconnection times, automatic signal switching, and a more robust frequency-hopping algorithm. It fit the bill to serve S.W.A.T.'s high-traffic locations with excessive interference from other wireless devices. And while its predecessor accommodated four receivers, the new BB3 equipped Bolt 4K systems sync up to six transmitters to enable more multiple points of viewing so necessary under remote conditions.

data-src=https://gcs.creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/11172810/S.W.A.T.-camera-with-rig-with-Teradek-Bolt-Max-scaled1200-1024x768.jpg alt= class=lazyload wp-image-2411649 data-srcset=https://gcs.creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/11172810/S.W.A.T.-camera-with-rig-with-Teradek-Bolt-Max-scaled1200-1024x768.jpg 1024w, https://gcs.creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/11172810/S.W.A.T.-camera-with-rig-with-Teradek-Bolt-Max-scaled1200-300x225.jpg 300w, https://gcs.creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/11172810/S.W.A.T.-camera-with-rig-with-Teradek-Bolt-Max-scaled1200-768x576.jpg 768w, https://gcs.creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/11172810/S.W.A.T.-camera-with-rig-with-Teradek-Bolt-Max-scaled1200-624x468.jpg 624w, https://gcs.creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/11172810/S.W.A.T.-camera-with-rig-with-Teradek-Bolt-Max-scaled1200-50x38.jpg 50w, https://gcs.creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/11172810/S.W.A.T.-camera-with-rig-with-Teradek-Bolt-Max-scaled1200-100x75.jpg 100w, https://gcs.creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/11172810/S.W.A.T.-camera-with-rig-with-Teradek-Bolt-Max-scaled1200.jpg 1200w data-sizes=(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px />Demanding Dependability

We could not have done it without the Bolt 4K Max, adds Kenny. The newer system is even more dependable under challenging locations. It is fast to set up and has a quicker reconnection rate than previous designs and it transmits longer distances where proximity between transmitters and receivers is no longer possible. This is especially true when on location-shooting in small rooms, where multiple video signals are required to transmit through walls and other barriers.

Case in Point-1000' to a Downtown Rooftop

One location was the Presidential suite of the Biltmore Hotel in busy downtown Los Angeles. The script called for police surveillance 1000-feet away, across a park, on top of the 26-story City National Bank building. With
LINK: https://creativecow.net/francis-kenny-asc-keeps-action-high-with-help-...
See more stories from creativecow

North America Stories

27/07/2021

Douglas Russell Joins TVU Networks as Northwest Regional Accounts Manager

Douglas Russell Joins TVU Networks as Northwest Regional Accounts ManagerRussells background includes senior-level positions at Amazon Prime Sports and Keycode ...

27/07/2021

Watch Now! Mental Health Minute, Ep. 6: How to Maintain Family Relationships From Afar

Watch Now! Mental Health Minute, Ep. 6: How to Maintain Family Relationships Fro...

27/07/2021

Live From Tokyo Olympics: Swimming at Aquatics Center Photo Gallery

Live From Tokyo Olympics: Swimming at Aquatics Center Photo Gallery The activities at the Tokyo Aquatics Center are in overdrive as the swimming competitions ar...

27/07/2021

Live From Tokyo Olympics: Women's Artistic Gymnastics Photo Gallery

Live From Tokyo Olympics: Women's Artistic Gymnastics Photo Gallery Artistic gymnastics got down to serious business today with the women's team final, ...

27/07/2021

Live From Tokyo Olympics: A Quick Look at the Broadcast Compound, Tech Infrastructure at the Tokyo Aquatics Center

Live From Tokyo Olympics: A Quick Look at the Broadcast Compound, Tech Infrastru...

27/07/2021

Live From Tokyo Olympics: OBS Technical Area Offers Inside Look at How The Games Come Together

Live From Tokyo Olympics: OBS Technical Area Offers Inside Look at How The Games...

27/07/2021

Game Creek Video's GCV Anywhere' Platform Makes Live Media Production Happen at a Distance for CONCACAF Gold Cup and More

Game Creek Video's GCV Anywhere' Platform Makes Live Media Production H...

27/07/2021

[Krave for More!] A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Kingdom: Ashin Of The North Press Conference

Back to All News [Krave for More!] A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Kingdom: Ash...

27/07/2021

'7 Prisoners', New Netflix Film, Makes Its World Premiere at the 78th Venice Film Festival

Back to All News 7 Prisoners, New Netflix Film, Makes Its World Premiere at the...

27/07/2021

Nine Emotions, Nine Visions, Nine Stories!

Back to All News Nine Emotions, Nine Visions, Nine Stories! Play Video Play Video Entertainment 27 July 2021 GlobalIndia NETFLIX LAUNCHES THE TRAILER OF I...

27/07/2021

Introducing Our First Music Creative and Production Team in the Asia Pacific Region

Back to All News Introducing Our First Music Creative and Production Team in th...

27/07/2021

L3Harris Technologies CEO and CFO to Present at Jefferies Virtual Industrials Conference Tuesday, August 3, 2021

MELBOURNE, Fla. - L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) Vice Chair and CEO Chris Kuba...

27/07/2021

FOR-A SHOWCASING LIVE PRODUCTION WORKFLOW AT TAB 2021

FA-9600 Excels with One-Touch, Physical Set Up for Simple and Accurate Color Matching Cypress, CA, July 27, 2021 FOR-A Corporation of America today announced ...

27/07/2021

Apantac Joins SDVoE Alliance

Apantac Joins SDVoE AllianceThe SDVoE Alliance today announced that Apantac, a leading provider of technology solutions for the broadcast and Pro AV industries...

27/07/2021

First LED Wall Vehicle Stage Opens in NYC

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y.-In another sign of the growing importance of virtual production technologies and facilities, the Carstage LED vehicle process stage has o...

27/07/2021

ESPN's X Games Sees Hefty Audience Growth on TV and Digital

BRISTOL, Conn.-At a time when some major sporting events like the Olympics have been reporting disappointing ratings, similar problems did not plague the return...

27/07/2021

TV Tech's Special Guide to PTZ Systems Ebook Is Now Available

The ability to control cameras remotely has become increasingly important as enterprises seek to lower costs and manpower and increase the range and flexibility...

27/07/2021

First Mile Technologies Introduces Camera-to-Cloud Connectivity

TORONTO-First Mile Technologies, a developer of creative connectivity solutions for media and entertainment production, has launched a new service to allow prod...

27/07/2021

CP Communications Coordinates RF For MLB All-Star Game

DENVER-CP Communications provided RF coordination and an extensive lineup of equipment to ESPN, Fox and MLB earlier this month for coverage of the 2021 All-Star...

27/07/2021

Fox 5 DC Debuts New Headquarters in Bethesda Maryland

WASHINGTON-FOX 5 DC has moved into a new 58,000 square foot IP-based facility in Bethesda Maryland that features a number of new technologies that will help WTT...

27/07/2021

Olympics: Streaming Is Up 279% Over 2018

TOKYO-While the traditional TV viewership in the U.S. for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics was the lowest in decades, new data from Conviva suggests that gl...

27/07/2021

Samsung, 'Parasite Producer CJ ENM Partner on New Virtual Production Studio

LONDON-Samsung Electronics Co. has announced a partnership with CJ ENM, the entertainment and media group behind the Oscar-winning film Parasite film, to buil...

27/07/2021

Nexstar Hires Lee Ann Gliha as EVP and CFO

IRVING, Texas-Nexstar has announced that Lee Ann Gliha has been hired as the companys executive vice president and chief financial officer....

27/07/2021

Grand Finale on a Year of High School Sports: HSOT Honors Presents Awards Virtually

Nick Stevens hosts the 2021 HighSchoolOT Honors which took place virtually on Th...

27/07/2021

US Women Vs. New Zealand in Olympic Soccer July 24

The U.S. women's soccer team plays New Zealand in the Olympics July 24. The match kicks off at 7:30 a.m. ET and airs on NBCSN and Telemundo. USA Network air...

27/07/2021

Bill Simmons' Woodstock 99' Documentary on HBO July 23

The Bill Simmons documentary Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage premieres on HBO July 23. Directed by Garret Price, Woodstock 99 is the first film in Simmons&#...

27/07/2021

Former ESPN Host Maria Taylor Moves to NBC Sports

Maria Taylor, who spent close to a decade on the air at ABC/ESPN, has joined NBC Sports. She starts on the Olympics in Tokyo, joining Mike Tirico as host for Pr...

27/07/2021

Streaming Jumps During Olympics Opening Ceremony: Convivia

Streaming has made big strides since the last Olympic games, according to a new report from Conviva....

27/07/2021

U.S. TV Ad Spending to Drop 4% in 2021 as Digital Video Booms

Media agency Zenith is forecasting a decline in U.S. TV ad spending in 2021 as audiences shrink and marketers pour their advertising dollars into digital video....

27/07/2021

Verizon Media Pushes Shark Week With Augmented Reality Campaign

Discovery and Verizon Media are bringing sharks closer to viewers with an augmented reality Shark Week campaign aimed at driving viewers to Discovery Plus....

27/07/2021

Nexstar Brings in New Blood, Naming Lee Ann Gliha CFO

Nexstar Media Group said it named Lee Ann Gliha as executive VP and CFO, effective Aug. 9....

27/07/2021

DMR Launching Social Video Division To Boost OTT Channels

Digital Media Rights (DMR) said it has formed a new social media division that will curate content for social platforms in order to push distribution and create...

27/07/2021

Chip n' Dale: Park Life' Starts on Disney Plus July 28

Chip n' Dale: Park Life, an animated series about a pair of pesky chipmunks, premieres on Disney Plus July 28. Each episode features three seven-minute sto...

27/07/2021

Fixer to Fabulous' Gets Third Season on HGTV

HGTV has picked up 16 episodes of Fixer to Fabulous, which has Dave and Jenny Marrs overhauling historic homes in Arkansas, for a third season. The new season i...

26/07/2021

Save the Date: SVG's TranSPORT Event Addresses the State of Sports Transmission Tech on Sept. 23

Save the Date: SVG's TranSPORT Event Addresses the State of Sports Transmiss...

26/07/2021

In YES Network App, New YES Edge Feature Adds Dynamic Graphic Overlays to Live Game Streams

In YES Network App, New YES Edge Feature Adds Dynamic Graphic Overlays to Live G...

26/07/2021

Minnesota Lynx Production Team Relies on NBA Crew, Lessons From Timberwolves Season at Target Center

Minnesota Lynx Production Team Relies on NBA Crew, Lessons From Timberwolves Sea...

26/07/2021

Hazelden Betty Ford, Sports Video Group Help Olympic Production Staff

Hazelden Betty Ford, Sports Video Group Help Olympic Production Staff By SVG Staff Monday, July 26, 2021 - 4:07 pm Print This Story Working on video produ...

26/07/2021

Netflix Drops Trailer for New Norwegian Vampire Comedy Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes

Back to All News Netflix Drops Trailer for New Norwegian Vampire Comedy Post Mo...

26/07/2021

7 Prisoners, new Netflix film, makes its World Premiere at the 78th Venice Film Festival

Back to All News 7 Prisoners, new Netflix film, makes its World Premiere at the...

26/07/2021

FCC Grants C-band Spectrum Licenses

WASHINGTON-The Federal Communications Commission has taken another step forward in making additional mid-band spectrum available for flexible use, particularly ...

26/07/2021

WRAL and FOX 50 return to DISH lineup

UPDATE: July 23, 2021 Exciting news to share with WRAL and FOX 50 viewers impacted by the DISH outage: We are happy to report that both WRAL (NBC) and FOX 50 (...

26/07/2021

Amrica Televisin Eyes Improved Production Values with Ross

Ottawa, Canada, July 23rd 2021 Am rica Televisi n is a Peruvian television network, founded in 1958 and based in the country's capital Lima. It was the se...

26/07/2021

Crepes, coffee and cocktail bar opening at American Tobacco Campus

Press, a coffeehouse, creperie and cocktail bar from Graham, will open its second location at the American Tobacco Campus later this month. Press, a coffeehous...

25/07/2021

CBS Station GMs Out in Los Angeles, Chicago as Investigation Ends

An investigation into leadership misconduct at the CBS-owned station group has concluded, and the group is seeking new general managers in Los Angeles and Chica...

25/07/2021

Way Offbeat Ultra City Smiths' Starts on AMC Plus

Ultra City Smiths, an animated drama from Steve Conrad, premieres on AMC Plus July 22. There are six episodes and they drop on Thursdays. The first season airs ...

25/07/2021

Newest NHL Teams To Face Off as ESPN Returns to Hockey

The National Hockey Leagues two newest teams will face off Oct. 12 as ESPN returns to the ice under its new contract with the league....

25/07/2021

DoubleVerify Gets MRC Accreditation For Systems That Analyze Connected TV

DoubleVerify said it received accreditation from the Media Rating Council for three of its systems for measuring and analyzing connected TV....