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)

Hugh Brownstone

Hugh Brownstone

Hugh is the founder of Three Blind Men and An Elephant Productions. He and the team write, direct, shoot, score, and edit web-centric films; conduct photo shoots; and write copy, white papers and blog posts. Hugh also writes screenplays (he recently optioned a TV pilot) and just published his first eBook (Apple's iPhone: The Next Video Revolution). If it's about telling stories, it's in their wheelhouse.

And always with the ambition of authenticity, humanity and wit.
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