Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Happy Hour is a new variety show starting Saturday 6th September on TV1 at 9.30pm. Starring Temuera Morrison, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Thane Kirby and the Modern Maori Quartet.

Recorded in front of a live audience at the Mercury Theatre in central Auckland, the show features musical numbers, comedy skits and a talent segment – not to mention Thane Kirby’s special ‘news’ stories.

Happy Hour was recorded using Image NZ’s OB facilities including 7x Cameras & a Jimmy Jib. Recording was via our new AJA KiPro HDD recorders in Avid DNxHD codec along with an EDL generated via the Panasonic HS410 vision mixer and the EDL Generator hardware/software package.

Audio multitrack was handled via the X32 audio console using Nuendo Live running on a mac mini in the sound room.

Shooting at the Mercury Theatre presented a few challenges – the most difficult being levelling the truck on Mercury Lane, which involved constructing purpose-built ramps to drive the truck onto.

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Happy Hour - truck parking outside Mercury Theatre

Happy Hour – truck parking outside Mercury Theatre