Sony has provided production equipment for Joss Stone’s record-breaking Total World Tour, through a partnership with Big Earth Productions. The singer aims to perform in every country on earth, while a two-man production team will use Sony equipment, including wireless microphones, handheld camcorders, and Sony ActionCams, to capture her journey.
As well as shooting a feature-length documentary of the tour, the team will also be producing short videos charting the progress through each country, all of which will be available on the official Joss Stone website.
Sony audio products, including lightweight UWP-D wireless microphone kits, and ECM shotgun microphones will be used with the cameras. The PCM-D100 portable High Resolution Audio recorder will also be used to capture a separate track, with the aim of providing audio with a close likeness to organic sound.
Footage will be captured in full HD using Sony’s popular PMW-150 XDCAM handheld camcorder. The camcorder uses a three chip 1/3-inch Exmor CMOS sensor. Behind-the-scenes video and diary footage will be captured using the HDR-AS100V and HDR-AS30V ActionCams and the all-in-one Sony HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder.
“With only two of us capturing Joss’s journey, we wanted to make sure we had durable, reliable kit to capture the highest possible quality audio and video,” said Russ Malkin, director at Big Earth Productions and director of photography for the tour. “Having worked as the director of photography on the Long Way Round and the Long Way Down TV programmes, I knew exactly what I was looking for, and Sony’s equipment delivers completely on these requirements.”