As an event videographer with a passion for live music, my biggest inspiration is Hamish Hamilton. I first became aware of Hamilton when he directed Elevation 2001: U2 Live from Boston. To this day, it remains my favourite live concert DVD. I have never seen a live band captured in such a thrilling, intimate, and beautiful way before or since.
“When people ask me what I do, I try and show them this. This is live music television at its best. An amazing band live on television and a TV crew totally nailing it. I am really proud of this clip - it encapsulates what I want to bring to every and any live performance I film or stage for the camera.” Hamish Hamilton
Hamish Hamilton is director of DoneandDusted, a live event video production company. He has produced and directed some of the biggest live shows on the planet, having most recently brought to life the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show starring Coldplay and featuring Bruno Mars and Beyoncé. Other clients include The Oscars, MTV, Victoria’s Secret, The Rolling Stones, Usher, Robbie Williams and David Bowie. His biggest achievement is probably directing the live TV broadcast of Danny Boyle’s stunning London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony - a monumental task, which he carried off in style. If anyone wants to learn about live event videography and multi-cam broadcasting, he is the Stanley Kubrick of the field. If you’re old enough to remember, you probably noticed that coverage of big award shows suddenly became much more cinematic, dynamic and well-shot around the time of the 2001 Brit awards. That’s because they were likely directed, or inspired, by Hamilton. The man has raised the bar for live event video, and I find his work thrilling and inspiring.
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