Chicago, IL (December 12, 2007)–West Point cadets recently won AT&T’s “World’s Loudest Pep Rally” contest, winning a free, live concert featuring the Dave Matthews Band. Hank Neuberger of Springboard Productions helmed the live webcast and HD video production for two shows by the band at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY in mid-November.
The cadets of West Point placed first among 120 participating NCAA universities in the contest, which ran for six weeks from September 1st through October 15th, and generated 3.2 million entries via online and mobile. Both Dave Matthews Band shows were sponsored by AT&T and were broadcast live on AT&T’s Blue Room web site. Mobile and IPTV exhibition will follow.
This is the second HD show with Dave Matthews Band for the Grammy Award-winning Neuberger, who previously produced its 2006 PBS special, Weekend on the Rocks, which was filmed at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, CO. “I’m thrilled to be working with Dave Matthews Band again, and especially honored to be producing this show for the cadets at West Point,” says Neuberger. “This felt special from the first moment we heard about it, and it certainly was. Everyone from the band to the crew felt it too.”
Neuberger collaborated with filmmaker Danny Clinch of Three on the Tree Productions, who directed the 10-camera HD shoot. The crew of 70 received invaluable support from Chicago’s Trio Video and their state-of-the-art HD trucks, Tango and Beta. Grammy-winner John Harris was in charge of the audio recording from the XM-Effanel L7 truck.