PBS contracted BMG to provide full video production services for “Peace Through Music”, a live event celebrating the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII and their devotion to peace and brotherhood among people of all faiths. The 90-minute classical music concert featured a 150-person choir and an 80-piece orchestra. The concert was shot at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC in front of a live audience of over 3,000 dignitaries, politicians and VIPs. BMG was brought in to consult with PBS and help them design the most effective way to capture the multi-faceted program.
BMG’s recommendations included using twelve cameras: three robotics, one jib, one steadicam, one handheld, four on-pedestal mounts and two on-tripod mounts. BMG was given responsibility for full video production services. This included production management, permitting, planning and staffing, staging and rigging, technical equipment, production trucks and permitting for the event. “Peace Through Music” aired both internationally and domestically on PBS.