Big Budda Boom recently visited Sydney to film the 2008 Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade for an independent documentary which looks at the history of the Mardi Gras parade and gay & lesbian rights.
Our crew of four (1x boom operator, 2x camera operators [with 1 steadycam unit] & an interviewer) conducted interviews throughout the day while parade participants set up their floats & 300,000+ parade onlookers reserved their spot on the grass. At night, the Big Budda Boom crew joined other media (and over 10,000 parade participants!) on the parade route as the 150-strong float line-up weaved its way down the 2km route in Sydney’s CBD.
The footage will be edited into a documentary in the coming months.