Last year, I directed the photography on a DVD concert project with the Dropkick Murphys – Live on Lansdowne. We shot the seven shows in six days around St. Patrick’s Day at the House of Blues, in Boston Massachusetts.

We used Boston area freelance camera operators and rented six Sony PDW-355 XDCAM cameras from Rule Broadcast. We had an 18 foot jib camera with a wide angle lens and I wondered around with the Sony PMW-EX1 with Letus Ultimate 35mm lens adapter during the show. I was able to get some sweet fisheye shots with a Nikon 16mm f2.8 lens that showed how crazy the concert was at the House of Blues.

All cameras recorded 35mbps XDCAM on dual layer 50GB disks. Torey Champage layered all camera angles on video tracks in Final Cut Pro and edited the project.

You can read the blog post from last year by clicking here.

Below are a few excerpts from the DVD to be released in the USA March 16th, then a few weeks later in Europe. In all, the distribution will include over 20 different countries all over the world.

Thanks to the hard work of Torey Champagne, TJ Powers and all the crew the DVD came out very well. This concert will also be available for download in HD off iTunes. Check out the Dropkicks website for more information.

You can buy this DVD/CD set on