Production Sound & Video

Fall 2018

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31 mixers, did a quick mix of the prep mini-concert and with Warner Bros., Cooper, and Gaga happy it was clear that we had landed on the right method. The movie opens on Jackson Maine's performance at Stagecoach, the entire scene was filmed live at Stagecoach in only eight minutes. We shot between two concert acts, Jamie Johnson and Willie Nelson. Moving only between their sets meant we got our gear up in the few minutes allotted before Johnson's set and then filmed and broke down in the minutes before Nelson's set. One of the biggest concerns to everyone was the potential of music being leaked while filming at these venues with live crowds. To counter that, we came up with an earwig playback setup with no amplification. The performers could hear the music and the singing was recorded live, but the crowd couldn't hear the vocals or music beyond the first couple of rows. We modified this system for Glastonbury where we had to be super mobile, we were a skeleton crew with only four minutes to set up and shoot. We had the festival's monitor mixer put the instrument playback into Cooper's wedge at a low level, and he sang live (unamplified) in front of Photo by Clay Enos. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

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