If there is one person who can honestly say they got satisfaction out of their life, it’s none other than Keith Richards himself. The 78-year-old lead guitarist of the legendary Rolling Stones has led a colorful life, to say the least, and has the stories to prove it. In the new four-part BBC Two documentary, My Life as a Rolling Stone, Richards recounts his time with the band—from their early days getting signed to Decca Records in the 1960s to selling out arenas worldwide.
Documenting it all was our own rock-star team based in New York City. In addition to Mercury Studios’ core team consisting of a DP/A-camera operator, a B-camera operator, and a sound operator, we provided: a field producer, third camera operator, camera assistant, gaffer, grip, swing, and production assistant. On the first shoot day, the master interview with the man himself was captured at the historic Electric Lady Studios, filmed on three RED Weapon Monstro 8Ks. On the second day, we captured b-roll on a Sony FX9 with a Tokina 100mm macro lens, for fully detailed close-ups of archival photos and famous guitars.
As always, the entire crew followed the proper testing protocols for COVID safety.
Watch the trailer below, and the documentary itself on BBC iPlayer.