The Beastie Boys handed out 50 video cameras to fans at a November 2004 MSG concert, and have edited the footage they shot into a concert documentary called Awesome! I F***ing Shot That!:
The film will cost the Beastie Boys about $1.2 million when the sampling fees are added in; the band returned all the Hi-8 Sony cameras (a step above a typical camcorder) to the stores where they were bought, in some cases for a full refund.
The film debuts Saturday at Sundance and comes out in March. They’re promoting it by playing the Park City launch party for MySpace’s filmmaker community.
This Is Not Spinal Tap: A Concert Film by Fans [nyt]