About Stone Productions, LLC

Our projects and assignments are as varied and wide-ranging as our clients. From documenting climate research on Volcano Island off the coast of Italy, to the tornadoes in downtown Nashville and surrounding communities this spring, we cover national network news stories with our Emmy award-winning ENG crew, shoot for cable network programs and also serve the video needs of top corporations here in Music City USA and on the road. We give the same personal attention to every project, making sure everyone from client to crew has a good experience and comes away with an end product that all of us can be proud of.

We’ve done lots of exciting projects with many corporations based in Middle Tennessee, including Dollar General, Nissan North America and Bridgestone Americas. Our work has been seen on every major broadcast network and multiple cable channels. Local, or on the road, let our team help you with your next project!

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we’re helping many clients by web streaming events, conducting Zoom interviews and events and using broadcast quality cameras in place of webcams for interviews or live shots.  Our LiveU is another option to help with live production or quick video transfer during this difficult time.  We’d love to help you move ahead with your live-stream or video project, as all of us define “the new normal.” If you’re not sure what you need, we’ll be glad to walk you through it and tailor our production to your specific needs. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

What's New

 

     LIVING AND STREAMING   IN A VIRTUAL WORLD

Multiple virtual events have kept us quite busy during the pandemic…

Companies and institutions such as Vanderbilt University, Dollar General and many other valued clients are getting their messages across, their events seen, their communications continue with safely produced videos and live streamed events.

We take COVID-19 seriously.  We wear masks.  We social distance.  We care about the health and safety of everyone involved in our productions.  Our equipment is sanitized between shoots, and we always have plenty of hand sanitizer and extra masks available on location.

Projects we’ve been privileged to be a part of include the latest America Salutes You concert, which you can watch right now as we celebrate our brave veterans. Normally, this event would be a live in-person concert, but for COVID safety, show producers hired production companies like ours to capture artist performances which they edited together into one awesome show. Big and Rich, Brothers Osborne, Larkin Poe and Lindsey Ell are the artists we shot for this fundraising special.  Click on the image of Big and Rich to link to Fox Nation, where you can watch America Salutes You Presents Guitar Legends 4.

Throughout this Veterans Day week, you can catch the show on networks such as NBC Peacock, Fox Nation, ABC, and Armed Forces Network in addition to Amazon, and Apple TV.  It’s already been on CMT and MTV Classic, but America Salutes You will launch the show on its YouTube channel the week of November 16.  AXS TV and the new Circle network will also present the show in January.  America Salutes You raises awareness and money for non-profit outreaches helping members of the military, veterans, first responders and their families. Learn more and see  the broadcast schedule at: www.americasalutesyou.org.

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We’ve also been privileged to produce three virtual live-streamed events with Vanderbilt University Chancellor Daniel Diermeier.  A fourth is happening Monday, November 16 when the Chancellor’s Lecture Series features Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Jon Meacham and two former secretaries of state, General Colin Powell (Ret.) and Madeleine Albright.  It’s open to the public – to learn more about this exciting event and link to a page where you can reserve your spot go to: https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2020/11/09/madeleine-albright-colin-powell-to-headline-first-vanderbilt-chancellors-lecture-series-event-for-2020-21/

Rich Stone was the live camera in virtual pressrooms with top country music stars including Carrie Underwood and other winners for the Academy of Country Music’s annual awards show, the 55th ACM Awards.  When stars Reba McIntire and Darius Rucker, hosts of the 54th Annual CMA Awards, did an advance publicity satellite media tour Rich was again the live camera in the pressroom.  Journalists Zoomed in with their questions for both events.  With the lens positioned just above the Zoom screen, he manned the camera aimed at the artists and captured the wide shot with the star in front of the Zoom screen using a lockdown camera from behind the stars.

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When Three Dimensions Production partnered with superstar Sheryl Crow to raise breast cancer awareness, the fabulous Jill Robins of Three Dimensions turned to Stone Productions again for another successful satellite media tour with Sheryl.  This latest media tour in August, was our third SMT with Three Dimensions and Sheryl Crow, who is a breast cancer survivor herself.

Rich was also Lighting Director for a CBS live network broadcast program with Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood early in the pandemic shutdown.   Along the way, our national network news assignments continue, as we close out a busy election season, safe practices are always adhered to for crew, correspondents and interview subjects.

And finally, when friend Mark Elliott wanted a music video for his great new single, “On My Way to See You” he asked Rich to be the Director of Photography and to lend a hand in editing.  Here’s a link to the music video on Mark’s Instagram account @imacre8tivesoul  –  https://www.instagram.com/tv/CGaDVe2hA6B/

 

Thank you for reading about what’s been happening around here.  If you have an event or message that you need to launch, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you plan your project!

 

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Equipment

  • sony-f5
    Sony F5
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    Sony F5

    The F5 is one of Sony’s full sensor cameras. With 14 stops of latitude it is truly a remarkable camera. With our setup it is a great ENG camera as well. The shoulder mount with rails and Moose Bars gives it incredible versatility on the run.

    It can record in many formats:

    1. 4K
    2. XAVC 2048 x 1080 (2K)
    3. XAVC 1920 x 1080—The next generation of H.264/AVC Intra-frame coding. 90 Mbps at 24p.
    4. MPEG HD 1920x 1080
    5. SR File- A fixture in Hollywood production, post production and program exchange. 176 and 352 Mbps at 24p.

    The F5 is a high speed camera, recording from 60 fps (internally) to 240 fps (at 2K RAW) depending on recording setup.

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    Sony F800 XDCAM
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    Sony F800 XDCAM

    The F800 is an ideal production and ENG camera. It uses three 2/3-inch HD Progressive CCDs. You can choose 1080 or 720. It records to XDCAM discs (23 GB or 50 GB) in many formats:

    1. MPEG HD 422 (recording 25,35 or 50 Mbps)
      1080– 59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p
      720—59.94p, 23.98p
    2. MPEG IMX (30/40/50 Mbps) 59.94i
    3. DVCAM—59.94i

    Two more outstanding features of the F800 are over and under cranking, plus interval recording for time lapse footage. Of course, this camera is also capable of shooting the PAL format. It can also be used with our Nano Flash to increase recording time or increase quality.

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  • hdx-900
    Panasonic HDX-900
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    Panasonic HDX-900

    The 900 records pristine 100 Mbps HD images to DVC Pro tape. It records in several formats:

    1. 1080—59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 23.98pA
    2. 720—59.94i, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p

    It can also be used with our Nano Flash and Pix 5 digital recorders.

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  • zeiss-lense
    Zeiss Compact Primes
    zeiss-lense

    Zeiss Compact Primes

    15mm, 21mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm available.

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  • fujinon-13x4
    Fujinon 13 x 4.5
    fujinon-13x4

    Fujinon 13 x 4.5

    Super wide angle ENG style lens with 2x extender.

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  • Canon 18-80
    Canon 18-80 Cinema Zoom Lens
    Canon 18-80

    Canon 18-80 Cinema Zoom Lens

    Versatile cinema zoom lens for our Sony F5.   It is the go to “run and gun” lens for daily use.  Very sharp at 4K with pleasing skin tones.

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  • panasonic-8hd-lcd
    Panasonic 8 inch HD LCD
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    Panasonic 8 inch HD LCD

    High performance LCD production monitor featuring HD Zoom. Multiple inputs with waveform monitor and vectorscope. AC/DC powered.

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  • flanders-scientific-monitor
    Flanders Scientific 21 inch HD monitor
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    Flanders Scientific 21 inch HD monitor

    Flanders Scientific monitors are regarded as one of the best HD monitors on the market.  It features a wide variety of scopes, plus the ability to do split screen to see two cameras.

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  • Canon 70-200
    Canon 70-200 f/2.8 lens
    Canon 70-200

    Canon 70-200 f/2.8 lens

    Mounts to Sony F5 with Metabones adaptor.  Excellent lens for interviews.

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  • LiveU
    LiveU LU500
    LiveU

    LiveU LU500

    LiveU sets the standard for high-quality and reliable live video acquisition, management and distribution over IP. LiveU’s award-winning technology enables live video transmission from any location around the world.

     

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  • Osmo
    Osmo
    Osmo

    Osmo

    The Osmo is a small camera mounted on a gimble.  It is designed for quick, smooth shots.  For example-car to car.  It records 1080 to 4k images.

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  • pix-e5
    PIX-E5
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    PIX-E5

    The PIX-E5 is a ProRes recorder that doubles as a small monitor.  You can playback files immediately.  To transfer files you pull the hard drive from the PIX-E5 and plug it into the USB slot on your computer.  Then you simply drag and drop.

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  • Mixer-BoomMike
    Audio mixer with 
Boom mic
  • WirelessMics
    (2) Wireless mics
  • mp3recorder
    mp3 recorder for Transcription
  • handmic
    (1) Hand mic
  • PlusIFBAdaptors
    Plus IFB, adaptors, cables, etc.
  • Creamsource 2
    Creamsource LED
  • hurricane-jab-led-hmi
    AadynTech Hurricane Jab LED
  • arri650wFresnels
    (2) Arri 650w Fresnel
  • Arri1000wFresnel
    (1) Arri 1000w Fresnel
  • Arri150wFresnel
    (4) Arri 150w Fresnel
  • arri300wfresnel
    (2) Arri 300w Fresnel
  • bron400wHMI
    (1) Bron 400 watt HMI
  • MoleRichardson200wFresnel
    (2) Mole Richardson 200w Fresnel
  • Source4
    (2) Source 4
  • 1x1ledpanel
    (4) LED Panel Lights
  • 400wDiva
    (2) Kino Flo 400w Diva
  • 200wDivaLights
    (2) Kino Flo 200w Diva
  • kinoflo4foot
    (1) Kino Flo 4 foot 4 bank light with ballast
  • 3kinoflosingletube
    (3) Kino Flo single tube ballasts with harness
  • kinoflocarkit
    (1) Kino Flo Car Kit
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    (1) Kino Flo Car Kit

    Kino Flo Car Kit
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  • nashville production team
    (2) Chimera Softbox
  • LiteMat 3
    (2) LiteMat 3 Hybrid
  • extensionarms...
    C-stands, extension arms, sand bags, apple boxes and reflectors
  • MatthewsFlagKit
    Matthews Flag Kit
  • WestcottLargeScrim
    Silks and nets
  • macbookwithfinalcut
    15 inch Mac Book Pro
  • abakus-adapter
    Abakus 132 Converter Lens
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    Abakus 132 Converter Lens

    The Abakus converts broadcast 2/3″ B4 lenses to Super 16mm PL mount.  It allows the HD lenses for standard broadcast cameras to be used on the Sony F5.

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  • Danadolly
    Dana Dolly
  • dedolight-bi-color-led-camera-light
    Dedolight Bi-Color LED camera light
  • honda2000wgenerator
    Honda 2000 watt generator
  • minijib
    Mini Jib
  • Premiere Pro
    Premiere Pro Edit System (if you need post-production)

Featured Credits

  • dateline
  • abc-news
  • nbc-news
  • cbs
  • discovery-channel
  • infiniti
  • hgtv
  • nissan
  • oprah-network
  • sony-bmg
  • e-entertainment
  • american-idol
  • cnn
  • good-morning-america
  • bridgestone
  • video production nashville TN

Network & Cable Shows:

Dateline
Rock Center
NBC Nightly News
Today Show
Peacock Productions
20/20
Good Morning America
ABC World News
Nightline
The View
This Week
ABC News Productions
48 Hours
Early Show
CBS Evening News
CBS Sunday Morning
Survivor
CBS News Productions
The Lehrer Report – PBS
MLB Network
Fox News
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Oprah’s Next Chapter
Dr. Phil
American Idol
American Junior
Big Brother
Amazing Medical Stories
Entertainment Tonight
On the Case with Paula Zahn
Real TV
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Redneck Rehab
The Doctors
Amazing Videos
Dan Rather “The Big Interview”

Cable Networks:

The History Channel
A & E
Nickelodeon
Hallmark Channel
HGTV
CMT
VH-1
CNN
Comedy Central
Discovery Channel
The Travel Channel
The Food Network
The Learning Channel
Animal Planet
TV Guide Channel
E! Entertainment
Outdoor Channel
Tech TV
ESPN
Fox Sports
Sci Fi Channel
MSNBC
CNBC
OWN TV
Fuse TV

Corporate:

Dollar General
Nissan North America
Infiniti USA
Global Infiniti
Bridgestone Americas
Central Parking System
Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Hospital Corporation Of America
Tennessee Department of Aeronautics
Fleishman Hillard Public Relations
R.H. Boyd Publishing
Canon Medical Systems
Lifeway
Thomas Nelson Publishers
American Color
Sony Music Nashville
PlayNetwork
PGA of America

International:

SAT. 1 (Germany)
Canadian Broadcasting
Italian TV
Austrian TV
Channel 4 (Great Britain)
BBC
ITV
Globo TV (Brazil)
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Contact Us

Telephone/Fax:

Office: 615-952-2705
Rich Stone (cell): 615-202-4011
Leesa Stone (cell): 615-308-2322
Fax: 615-952-5453

Address

P.O. Box 210889
Nashville, TN 37221-0889