June 14-15 at the Palais Omnisports in Paris: working for DMLS TV, EMF crews were on hand as French Rock Star Johnny Hallyday brought the house down for his sell-out 70th birthday concert.
All tickets for the weekend-long show at Paris's Bercy venue were snapped up within 2 hours of going on sale.
The show was broadcast during prime time on TF1 and went out live on RTL on the Saturday.
Maestro Pascal Duchêne directed 13 cameras inside OB Truck XXL 3: 2 litecams, 1 remote, 2 HF including 1 steadicam and 6 heavy cameras. Two hand-helds were used backstage to film singer Florent Pagny introducing surprise guest appearances by Halliday's friends to wish him happy birthday.
Following a triumphant 2012 tour and the success of his latest album "L'Attente" (over 500,000 copies sold already, making it a French 'Diamond' album), Halliday's return to the live stage was eagerly awaited. It didn't disappoint! 5.8 million viewers tuned in to watch live coverage of the Bercy birthday concert, which equates to 30% audience share.