Jon Small Directs Garth Brooks: Live in LA
Garth Brooks is back for his first network special since his CBS concert "Coast to Coast" then produced by Jon Small.
The CBS Garth Brooks: LIVE IN LA! from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, January 25 (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT.)
Nashville Star - Season 6
America voted by the millions and this year's winner is Melissa Lawson. Congratulations to the new Nasville Star!
BRAD PAISLEY'S "5TH GEAR TOUR" CAPTURED IN HD
Picture Vision's director Jon Small used 14 HD cameras to capture Brad's high tech tour which was filmed in St Louis in front of 16000 loyal Brad Paisley fans. "HD was the only way to go," per Small, " Brad uses more than 1000 Versa-tubes to light his amazing high energy tour. There were other chanallanges as well; there were another 40 LED TV monitors on stage, so that meant that all of them had to be balanced for the HD shoot."
In addition to directing 14 cameras, Small used 3 jibs,1 super techno crane with 2 cameras mounted on it,
It took two days to set up, 1 day to shoot the show and another 3 days were spent shooting Brad's interviews which were set in Nahville, St. Louis and Ojai, CA.
Watch a clip from the shoot HERE.
Rascal Flatts Invades Las Vegas
The Las Vegas strip came to life when more than 1000 Rascal Flatts fans came to see their favorite band’s performance for the 2006 CMA Awards presentation.
Unlike most of the live performances during the awards show which were set on the stage of the MGM Grand Hotel, Rascal Flatts turned to long- time concert director Jon Small to give their performance a different live look.
"I wanted to capture the indigenous excitement of the place" said Small and so the vibrant Vegas strip was the perfect backdrop for this performance." With a small army of the best live TV crew, 10 cameras, 3 cranes, including the 50" techno crane, Small captured the band’s performance and to add another dimension to the excitement, he included pyro and fire explosions to the already rocking Rascal Flatts latest single "Me And My Gang."
Watch the performance (crank up the volume)