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 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.

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