Live music videography
I couldn't think of an adequate title, so there it is! I was inspired to write this as for the first time in a while I was in charge of filming & editing a live music event, nothing major, but it's something I haven't done in a long while.
As a videographer I work on a lot of events, corporate and promotional style content. However I cut my teeth shooting live music, working with a company called BeontheScene shooting lots of musicians, performances and interviews. What seems like a long time a go now, but thanks to that early experience I learnt an awful lot since then about camera operation, editing and the general discipline of shooting this type of event.
So it was a nice blast from the past to do that all again, I was reminded that although most event videography is engaging and challenging. Shooting live music is both those things as well as being fun.
So here's to live music, let it grow and hopefully I'll be there to capture it along the way.
Below, some behind the scenes pics of the latest gig.
The client, wanted two angles but the venue only allowed me to have one fixed camera position. So I came up with this fancy rig, the 7D capturing a wide angle and the Blackmagic on close up. It worked a treat!
This was my view for the evening, tucked away in the dark.
An old picture of me, when I first started with live music with a cheap as chips rig which I used until it fell apart. I'm not as miserable as I look, that's the look of concentration on my face.