If you follow my blog, you’ve seen several concerts that have been shot at the JBTV studio. The people, the studio, and the TV show are at the top of my list of favorite people, places, and shows. In short, they’re amazing. They deserve every good thing that comes their way.
Well, speaking of good things, it’s been a great couple of weeks for the JBTV crew. Not only did they win an Emmy for their motion graphics, but they were also picked up by an NBC station (NBC 5.2), where they will air Saturdays at 9pm in addition to their WJYS airing every week at 11pm on Wednesdays.
Ryan Manno, host of JBTV, also hosts a show/event every Wednesday at the venue Angels & Kings called “The One Manno Show.” This week was declared a JBTV celebration week. Well, we had to go, despite the piles of work I have to do. And I’m so glad we did. It was truly a party. I love how much the Chicago music scene is one big family…. everywhere we turned, it was hugs, and another familiar face.
So, this is a post both to brag about how cool JBTV is and to show some pictures, and a sneak peek. I will be posting full sets as soon as I can from each band that played.
Brief shooting notes, as I will post more for each band that played, but worth mentioning is that Angels & Kings is DARK. With capital letters. Don’t even bother shooting unless you bring along a flash or have serious low-light equipment. For the majority of my non-flash shots (I only used flash during the speeches), I was at 6400ISO, f/1.4, and between 1/30-1/100 of a second… usually around 1/50. Even that wasn’t cutting it for the poor band members that were in the corners.