Silent Arena Promo

A Silent Disco is a new and unique concept sweeping the UK that does away with the traditional speaker systems used in nightclubs or festivals and instead issues visitors with wireless headphones that allow the wearer to choose to listen to one of two live DJ ‘s performing at the event.

SilentArena, the UK ‘s premier Silent Disco providers, asked me to shoot a Silent Disco that was held at the University of East Anglia ‘s LCR on the 19th February.

I used my EX1 on a multi-rig pro to allow me to be mobile and mingle with the crowds. Because all of the visitors were wearing headphones I was able to transmit the music from one of the DJ ‘s to the camera wirelessly as well as use a shotgun mic to record people singing along to the music on a separate channel.

I hired a Sony on camera LED light to give some fill for the dark scenes, because the light is able to be adjusted in brightness it allowed me to get just enough light onto the crowd without making them look out of place in the dark or colour lit surroundings.

Watch the video in HD on YouTube YouTube – Silent Disco by SilentArena

Find out more about silent arena and silent disco’s at

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Thanks to Shane for the photo’s.

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  • Comments (2)
    • Shaneallen
    • February 26th, 2009 10:14pm

    Love this mate, really love it. Feels like we’re back there again! I think you’ve captured it pretty well – couldn’t have been easy!? Top work old bean! Shane

    • Paul Frederick
    • March 2nd, 2009 4:27pm

    Nice job! What a unique idea for a disco. I hate having to yell to someone to talk and this should alleviate that. The production looks great. I have that sony on cam light and it works like a charm, though it’s a little on the big and heavy side. Especially if you use one of the large batteries for it.

    Good work!