A Garden Jewel
A taste of the musical performance about the experience of Woodstock by Shadowbox Partners and Actors Theatre at Schiller Park. Song performed by Amy Lay
In early August I shot stills for the local newspaper from the musical Back to the Garden, and forgot I had planned to do a video. I cleaned some of test video from some of my archive folders and stumbled on this clip and thought I'd share it with some of the photos I took including an almost 360 degree panorama.
I love the singer's voice and the musical was great, at least what I could stay for. I only saw about 30 minutes before having to leave for another assignment. That was a bummer because it was looking like a pretty good show and I loved watching the crowd. BTW the crowd the largest I have ever seen Schiller Park filled. People were sitting over the ridge and had to stand to see the show. Some just sat and listened.
I had fun talking to the cast, crew as they were getting ready for the show. The spectators were pretty cool too. Some were actually at Woodstock and some dressed like they were at Woodstock.
The show combined casts from several theatres and it was a one time performance in Schiller Park, but as far as I know the musical was being performed on stage in either Cincinnati or Columbus probably at a Shadowbox Cabaret.
I shot the video and still with a Canon 7D and was really just trying out the on-camera mic and the abilities of the 7D to do video. The image stabilization feature on the new Canon 70-200 helped out immensely in turning a handheld shot into a completely useable clip. Though you may catch a couple quick hand jerks that the image stabilization couldn't smooth out. That's entirely my fault in trying to anticipate an actor moving or being momentarily distrac -SQUIRREL!- ted.