My wife and I run a small theatre company and our upcoming production is heavily influenced by traditional studio based sitcoms, so I thought it would be a great idea to film the dress rehearsal and edit it together as an actual sitcom complete with fake laugh track, cheesy opening ect. and wanted to hear anyone's ideas for how best to film this? I've made a few of my own short films so I'm not completely new to this, but still definitely in the learning phase so please feel free to state the obvious as it might still be stuff I need to know.
I can get access to about 3 dSLRs for filming, and I'm happy to hire any audio equipment, and if anyone thinks its worth us going all out there is a local company I know of that rents out dolly tracks & cranes ect., although a simpler approach would be preferable as it's not the most important part of the dress rehearsal, meaning I have to film the actors with as little disruption as possible, and no entering the stage (which is ground level luckily). If anyone's had experience in filming for theatre can they let me know if there's anything I need to watch out for?
We're lucky enough to be able to rehersal in the theatre we'll be performing the play at so I will be able to do plenty of prep for the filming at less important rehersals.
So, anyone got any ideas?