The Banjo Man was shot in about 2 and a half hours on a Saturday afternoon. Originally, all of the footage was supposed to be set in the woods, but the sky that day was super blue and the clouds were well defined. I made a last minute call to shoot some of the footage in an open field in order to capture those rich colors. I began the day by capturing a high quality audio recording. I used a three mic setup consisting of two Sennheiser e835’s pointed at the body and neck of the banjo, and my RØDE Video Mic Pro with DeadCat was used as a third mic to capture a more ambient sound from a few feet away. Once I felt like we had captured the right amount of audio, we moved between three different locations and filmed Ricky playing the Banjo at each spot. I made sure to always have my Video Mic Pro with me so that I could sync everything up in post. The Video Mic Pro excelled the most with Ricky’s interview portions. I’ve seen others use a Video Mic Pro for outside interviews, so I trusted that it would work well for me also. I filmed the main video with a Nikon D750 that was mounted to a Glidecam HD 2000 for stabilization, and my wife shot the behind the scenes footage with a Nikon D610. The only lens I used was a Tamron 17-50mm lens which gave me plenty of options for my shots. I edited everything together using Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, Adobe After Effects CS5.5, and Adobe Audition CS5.5. Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Looks was also used for color grading.