Catfish and the Bottlemen



Catfish and the Bottlemen - UK Arena Tour


Transition were approached by production manager Ian Martin to come on board as the video supplier for Catfish and the Bottlemen for their UK Arena Tour.


Now in their third year working with the band, November 2019 saw the Transition team hit the road for their Arena tour. The band wanted a very video heavy show concentrating on camera feeds with a stylised black and white look with no integrated Graphics.


Transition brought in video director Jools Hogg who specified the Blackmagic ATEM 4k 2m/e switcher which allowed him to cut a different camera mix on the upstage screen to the IMAG screen to great effect. They implemented the ROE Carbon series CB5 5mm LED for both the upstage and IMAG LED screens along with their broadcast Ikegami camera system.


As the whole show was based on different camera cuts, they decided to add a couple of Panasonic PTZ cameras to get interesting shots of the band that you couldn’t get to with a manned camera, they also brought in camera specialist Polecam to road test their new Polecam Skyjib. The skyjib is a remote operated jimmy jib which is operated from side of stage, the jib was mounted on the front truss and gave those lovely jimmy-jib boom shots over the crowd without having a massive jib on the ground obstructing the crowds view of the stage.


Bruce Selkirk set up and operated the skyjib system and the results were fantastic. It was great working with Nite Lites on this project. Video, lighting and sound all worked well together as a team, which isn’t always the case on an arena tour.