Tens of thousands of fans were at a concert in Cardiff on Saturday 8th October in memory of Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop” who died in 2009 in the middle of rehearsals in California at the age of 50.
The concert, called "Michael Forever", took place at the huge Cardiff Millenium Stadium, where the EMF team have often been to film rugby matches.
The Euro Media Group team was there (an interesting mix of nationalities – Dutch, British, Belgian and French) together with the OB truck 14 from United to record the concert, using nine 3D cameras; 4 of these were equipped with a Microfilms rig in a tapeless system based on EVS technology, and 4 others with Element Technica rigs (Pulsar type) on cranes, and a Freestyle rig on a steadycam. Finally, 3 Terenax vc100 systems were used to convert 2D images into 3D.
Some thirty countries were unable to see the broadcast due to a rights problem, but within the stadium there was a fabulous atmosphere for the 4 hour-long concert. Jamie Foxx presented the show, along with friends of Michael Jackson and performers like Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, 3T, Cee Lo Green, Leona Lewis, Jennifer Hudson, Craig David and Smokey Robinson.
A new challenge addressed successfully by Euro Media!