The Celtics Super Fans

This was my first really fun project since starting at the Globe. I collaborated with staff photographer Yoon Byun to create this video about the Celtics super fans, who have become famous at the TD Garden for their antics on the megatron. Yoon shot portraits of each and I shot interviews and b-roll to put together this feature.

Although this is the kind of project that I would love to spend a couple weeks on to perfect and really let the creative juices flow, I was on deadline. Shot and transcoded Wednesday night, done by Friday afternoon. Newspapers, right!

I shot all of the video on a Canon 7D (for the interviews I used my Nikon 55mm macro that I love). Audio was a challenge because we had to set up the 9-foot green backdrop right in the middle of the concourse in the TD Garden. It was loud. I used a wired lav connected to my Zoom H4N, synced in post using Pluraleyes (aka: the greatest app ever created), and the audio ended up being not only usable but really high quality. Yoon and I needed different light set-ups, so we alternated: portraits, interview, interview, portraits. Pretty flawless.

Eric Moskowitz also wrote a great story that tied everything together. Hoo-rah, multimedia teams, bridging the gap between print and online!

Camera and sound: Lauren Frohne
Additional camera: Sopan Deb
Portraits: Yoon S. Byun
Editing: Lauren Frohne