Adam Noyes (Video production Specialist at Videoguys) goes over a basic 3 camera setup for broadcasting live concerts.
A Three Camera Multi-Cam Set Up Will Help You:
- Achieve a more professional look
- Maintain audience interest by switching throughout production
- Help your audience focus on points of interest
- Have a backup camera available when necessary
- Access more options to reintroduce and repackage production in post
Camera 1 is a wide angle of the entire stage.
Camera 2 is for solo performances like a guitar solo or the lead vocalist singing.
Mounted on stage or roaming off to the side can be Camera 3. If it is on stage, it'll likely need to be mounted to not get in the way of the band or annoy the audience.
It is important that Camera 2 & 3 not focus on the same thing. Keep this in mind when setting up. Having a variety is key. Also this will give you a better chance in case something unplanned is to happen. After all that is the nature of live production.
The Bonus Camera can be stationed by the entrance getting shots of people coming in. Bands love this stuff. This camera should be roaming getting reactions of the audience.