In January 2007, the unique Irish choral group, Anúna videotaped their live performance in high definition over three nights at the ornate, hundred-year-old Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland.
We shot in almost every corner of the cathedral interior, with a mandate to use subtle lighting techniques at all times. We pushed the technical capability of our equipment to see in low light, with the result being a rich, warm and dimensional depiction of this truly distinctive group. The show was broadcast nationally on the PBS network and was followed by DVD and CD releases.
This became one of the more complex television jobs I’ve worked on. There were over thirty musical numbers. The group sings in Irish, Latin, Spanish and English, with strong rhythmical patterns that defy standard timing techniques. That added to the challenge.