Jeff Ravitz was the 3D lighting consultant for the theatrical release Phish 3D, released nationwide on April 30, 2010 for an exclusive one-week run. The performance was shot in 3D during the band’s Festival 8, held at the California site of the annual Coachella Music Festival.
The two-and-a-half hour film was distilled and edited from 16 hours of footage captured over the course of three days and eight sets. The weekend included Phish’s first ever full-length acoustic performance, which was presented as a daytime event.
Ravitz was hired by Action 3D Productions to collaborate and coordinate the lighting with Phish’s highly lauded and long-time tour lighting designer, Chris Kuroda.
Lighting equipment was carefully added to the system and levels were adjusted to be optimum for television and especially, for 3D shooting. The producers, as well as the band, were thrilled with the results and how well the 3D effects worked for their show.
Ravitz has consulted on five other 3D shoots for Action 3D Productions, including the 2009 Mile High Music Festival, All Points West, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and the 25th anniversary shoot of We Are The World. He also consulted on the the Justin Bieber 3D movie “Never Say Never”.