Event & Video Production
Documentary (coming in 2020)
Without Getting Killed or Caught – Produced and Directed by Tamara Saviano and Paul Whitfield
Two legendary songwriters are best friends. They love the same woman, a painter and a songwriter. One of them is married to her. The other is her soul mate.
For more than forty years, Guy Clark wrote and recorded unforgettable songs. His lyrics and melodies paint indelible portraits of the people, places and experiences that shaped him. No one inspired Clark’s creativity more than his wife, Susanna, and their best friend, legendary songwriter Townes Van Zandt. Without Getting Killed or Caught weaves together the extraordinary songs, larger-than-life characters, previously untold stories, and riveting emotions of these best friends, poets, and troubadours.
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We specialize in live music and event production and video pre-production, production and post-production.
For more than two decades our director and editor Paul Whitfield has made high-profile artists look and sound great. From Bruce Springsteen to Josh Groban, Kenny Chesney to Metallica, Pearl Jam to Destiny’s Child, Whitfield has fine-tuned the close-ups of the stars.
Paul is fluent in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Photoshop, Lightroom, and ancillary programs.
Paul has worked for “The Boss” on tour since 2003 building multi-camera high def video switching and recording systems and taking them around the world for Springsteen concerts. On tour he supervises a crew for load in and set up of the video system and assures proper connection to the large video screens as well as the various video, sync, and time code connections with the sound and lighting systems. He sets up a press feed to interface with media crews that want content from the show and controls that feed so the media pool gets the best shots with quality audio. As the video engineer he programs and configures the video switcher, builds special effects, and routes video feeds. He maintains several remote control cameras used in the show and for security monitoring. During the show, Paul has his hands full color matching 10 cameras and recording those 10 cameras along with the program feeds and multiple audio channels to numerous video recorders. He is responsible for archiving all the video and editing video clips posted to the Internet.
Whew. I’m glad it’s his job and not mine.
On other projects he advises, consults and recommends equipment for rental or purchase and consults and advises on how equipment should be used to achieve the desired results efficiently and reliably.
On concert tours, Whitfield has worked as video engineer-in-charge with artists including Pearl Jam, Shania Twain, The Judds, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Josh Groban, Tim McGraw, Ringo Starr, the Dixie Chicks, Metallica , Destiny’s Child, “Elvis: The Concert,” and the 2007 South American tour of “High School Musical.”
He has also been the video engineer-in-charge at some of the largest music festivals around the world beginning with 1995’s Fan Fair in Nashville and including HSFestival, Virgin Fest, Ultra Fest, Rock Fest, Country Fest and so many other Fests from Los Angeles to Glastonbury.
Paul directed the FUSE Network/Hot 97 Summer Jams show at Giant Stadium, the Americana Honors & Awards at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and many other live concert events. He’s been a video engineer on broadcast shoots including Bruce Springsteen DVD specials, the Sundance Channel’s “Vote For Change” concert, PBS “Great Performances” featuring Josh Groban, the ABC Faith Hill New Year’s Eve Special, CBS’s CMA Awards, on location with NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and many others.
A pioneer in audio and video technology, Whitfield built and installed systems for Nashville’s famed Starstruck Studios, Starwood Amphitheater, Gearhouse/PSL, XL Video Los Angeles, The Orchard Studio Nashville, Performance Video/Pete’s Big TVs, and Middle Tennessee State University.
Paul earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Recording Industry Management and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Middle Tennessee State University in 1993. He minored in Electronics Television Production. In 1989, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a minor in Technical Theatre Arts.
Here is a a small sample of some of Paul’s event production work: