Los Angeles-based editor Guy Harding worked with set drawings, pre-visuals and over 80 cameras to create an edit that became the shooting script for Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Halftime Show. Rehearsals at Hollywood Center Studios were recorded to mimic the camera angles in the stadium. Choreography and music were changed daily so Guy’s Assistant Editors loaded and grouped every evening to keep the cut up to date with the performance.
Chyrons with camera numbers, pyro info, and field cast details were then placed on the shots to be broken down by Assistant Director Hayley Collett to create the shooting script. Then onto the NRG Stadium in Houston Texas for the first camera rehearsal. Revisions were made throughout the week so that on show day all the pieces came into place perfectly by the whole team.
Edited on Avid Media Composer and directed by Hamish Hamilton the show was watched by 117 million people worldwide!
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