Category Archives: Concerts

Kinetik Festival 5.5 Phase 3 Preview Photos

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Phase 3 of the Kinetik Festival 5.5 had a larger artist base and took place on Saturday 25 May 2013.
The  lineup included Displacer, Cenotype, Decoded Feedback, Terrorfakt, Aesthetic Perfection and Tonikom.
This festival get better every day.

Photographer’s notes:

Didn’t change anything from last night’s setup. Flashes still in same location. Just explored more visual attributes with the locations of the flashes.

Equipment used was a Canon 5Dmk2, Canon 50mm f1.4, Canon 85mm f1.8, Canon 135 f2 two Canon 550EX flashes, PocketWizard FlexTT5 (x2) and MiniTT1 flash triggers and my AF Assistant.

The Photos:

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Kinetik Festival 5.5 Phase 2 Preview Photos

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Phase 2 of the Kinetik Festival 5.5took place on Friday 24 May 2013.
The  lineup included Nitronoise, FGFC820, Suicide Commando and Frontal Boundary.
What an incredible show. Stellar performances by all the bands.

Photographer’s notes:

This night I moved the 3rd flash to the right of the stage, and clamped to a metal pipe. The pipe is near the back of the stage, but it has allowed me to get some interesting ligthing effects like having a light behind the artist.

Equipment used was a Canon 5Dmk2, Canon 50mm f1.4, Canon 85mm f1.8, Canon 135 f2 two Canon 550EX flashes, PocketWizard FlexTT5 (x2) and MiniTT1 flash triggers and my AF Assistant.

The Photos:

 

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Kinetik Festival 5.5 Phase 1 Preview Photos

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Kinetik Festival 5.5 has started last night.
The thursday lineup included MyParasite, Projekt F, Life Cried and closing out the night was DYM.

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Shooting at Kinetik Festival 5

I typed this up last year, but never posted it for some reason. Well here it is.

It’s been 365 days since the last Kinetik Festival, where I shot my first 5 day music festival. I had learned a lot over those 5 days, and I kept a loose log about what types of things I came across that weekend, in hopes to document my learning. That documentation took shape in the form of two posts: post 1, and post 2.

I came to Kinetik this year with some new knowledge about lighting, some new equipment and a desire to experiment and learn some more.

As it is to be expected, the lighting at most concerts is all over the place, and Metropolis was no different. From barely enough light to too much light, and from one color to another, it can all change in seconds. And then there’s the artificial fog….

This is my account of the experience I had at Club Metropolis in Montreal over the Kinetik Festival 5 music festival. Continue reading »

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Light Setup at God Module show

Shooting at Club Neu+ral used to be no problem. That is until I stopped shooting there. I think it’s the low ceiling that makes the space feel smaller. And with smaller spaces come creative solutions to lighting and shooting. Continue reading »

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God Module Seance Tour in Toronto June 2012

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The show that Mordacious, Twitch the Ripper and God Module put on was amazing. The audience was totally immersed in the experience and the energy was contagious. Incredible night. Continue reading »

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What I learned from shooting at Kinetik Festival 5

It’s been 365 days since the last Kinetik Festival, where I shot my first 5 day music festival. I had learned a lot over those 5 days, and I kept a loose log about what types of things I came across that weekend, in hopes to document my learning. That documentation took shape in the form of two posts: post 1, and post 2.

I came to Kinetik this year with some new knowledge about lighting, some new equipment and a desire to experiment and learn some more.

As it is to be expected, the lighting at most concerts is all over the place, and Metropolis was no different. From barely enough light to too much light, and from one color to another, it can all change in seconds. And then there’s the artificial fog….

This is my account of the experience I had at Club Metropolis in Montreal over the Kinetik Festival 5 music festival. Continue reading »

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Kinetik Festival 5 Previews : Phase 3

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Phase 3 is now over. Last night we had Aliceffekt, End.User, C-Lekktor, FGFC820, Noisex, Hocico and Iszoloscope.

Enjoy the photos of my daily preview. Continue reading »

Also posted in Candids, Club Metropolis

Kinetik Festival 5 Previews : Phase 2

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Kinetik Festival 5 has completed another phase the this amazing festival. Last night (18 May 2012) Metropolis was home to  Phase 2. We saw, Cenotype, Shiv-R, Klangstabil, Hypr,  Grendel, Haujobb, Panzer AG, Heimataerde. What an great lineup!

Enjoy the photos!

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Kinetik Festival 5 Previews : Phase 1

Proof-IMG_5799The 5th incarnation of Kinetik Festival has officially began. Even thought Winterkaelte cancelled days before, the lineup was still amazing.  The bands that payed the first night of the festival were Projekt F, Adversary, Orphx, Nachtmahr, Combichrist and E-Craft.

I am experimenting with some new ideas and technologies for this festival I will post a detailed description of my setup when I get some time. In the mean time, enjoy some photos! Continue reading »

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Faderhead and Encephalon

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On 01 April 2012 Faderhead and Ecephalon played a small stage on Queen street in Toronto Canada.
Even though it was a Sunday night, nobody cared about the work day the next morning.  The energy was extreme as both bands rocked the house that night. Excellent performance by both bands. Superb!

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17 Watts at Scots Corner

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Small venue means an intimate experience, and 17Watts did not disappoint.  The band performs amazing cover songs; everything from oldies to rock and pop favorites. Great performance!

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