Joy: One Part Harlem Globetrotters, One Part Cast Members of STOMP! and One Part One Take You Gotta See!

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I LOVE the Globetrotters (even if it’s been decades since I saw Meadowlark Lemon or Curly Neal at Madison Square Garden as a kid), and I love Stomp.

But I’m gobsmacked by the choreography and the filmmaking of this piece for NBC Sports which capture the joy, fluidity and percussive chops of both in a single take.

I wonder if it was easier to have a camera operator learn their moves, or have one of them learn how to use a MoVI  [B&H|Amazon] or Steadicam  [B&H|Amazon] (a la Black Swan).

And how did they mic that thing?

Via NBC Sports FB Page:

The entire The Original Harlem Globetrotters and Stomp video was shot in one take — and it only took seven tries to get it right! (via The Huffington Post)

The entire The Original Harlem Globetrotters and Stomp video was shot in one take — and it only took seven tries to get it right! (via The Huffington Post)

Posted by NBC Sports on Thursday, October 29, 2015

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


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