Music Video Production

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minime / minime c 1mo+24dy ago
Hello , i have there a Question to all you Video people ! Can you tell me a bit about your way to record your Videos ? What kind of light set ups do you use ? Where and how do you use ? What kind of kit do you have for the things you record ? Do you make all your Video recordings alone or do you need for some things help from other people ( Light / Tone ) ? I am interested in Video and I have clear idea what I want do and how but it is all the time a win to read or hear how other do there stuff so ! Thank you !


   

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minime   commented 11 days ago


Nothing after six weeks ! So my guess is that the active members want not share there experience with Video making , Filming ,Light , Sound and all the stuff ! I am doing now my first Videos out there in the nature ! Learning and trying to get experience ! I have a good teacher who helps me a bit with suggestions when I am outside and with the Theory of things ! My wife will helps me with things ! Without her I would not even had the idea to do this ! Lights , a Calibrated Monitor System ( Eizo ) , Tripods , Studio Backgrounds and many more things are allready there because she is in Photography and so there was no need for much investments to get an ok starter set for the Video Adventures ! So far it is more easy as I have think but from time to time there are also some Challenges ! This is good so because I need to learn also some new Instruments in the moment and some more will come over the next month ! Nothing really complicated but also time consuming ! The next one on the list is one I am very very excited about ! At the end of the Year I will release my first Videos for amusement on my old Youtube Chanel ! So around February I will have a new Chanel with a different Artist name where I want release then all 4 Weeks new Videos with Music ! All Content there will be created in all details from start to finish by me with a little bit help from my wife ! Some kind of a Relaxing Audio Visual Music Chanel it will be ! More info when there are more infos ! May the power of Light be with you :-))

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offthewall   commented 11 days ago


Sorry. I did not respond initially as my set-up is extremely amateur so I felt that it may not interest you. I mostly make videos with the feature of playing individual instruments then adding some relevant background shots. Mostly I get these backgrounds from sites like Pixabay and Pexels. They have some cool stuff. Sometimes I use footage donated by other members I am working with. My performance parts are always recorded in my own studio. Originally I was using a standard Fuji dig-camera on video setting. More recently I have got a web-cam that does a reasonable job. My small studio has very little natural light so I have a couple of desk lamps that I swivel round to illuminate the scene (which is me in a chair). That's about it. I use an old program called Serif MoviePlus which I find very intuitive and easy to use to make the sort of edits and transitions that I need. I tend towards simple and uncomplicated things as that is the way I work with my music. https://www.youtube.com/user/offthewallsmusic

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minime   commented 11 days ago


Hello James , I know your Videos from watching and listening when you present them on the Community page ! What I like about your Videos is and hope I find here the right words that when I watch it that I can see you ( The Musician ) playing the Music ! This is in my point of view nothing I would call Amateur ! It is for my taste the kind of Music Videos I like to watch ! I can see you performing all the Instruments and this brings some kind of connection on a visual basis ! Listening and watching the Musician doing the music is mega cool ! My problem .........not really a problem is that I want not to show my self ! The trick I have find is that I can Film the Instruments playing and the watcher will only see parts of me alike Hands ! This what you do I like allot and as a watcher / listener I like that kind of Videos you do much more as these where people only put some stuff from the net together ! Most often when I see this the Video Footage it does not support the Song / Lyrics ! So like you do it this is other because I can see you and so there is no need for some kind of story board for the Footage to transport or support the message of the Song and Lyrics ! You presented as the Singer is doing this job ! My Music will be instrumental and so I am save from that Lyrical Based Story work what can be very very chalenging when it comes to footage ! This what you do is clever in many details and I like it ! From me Hat up for your work and Thank you for the info about your set up !

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offthewall   commented 11 days ago


Thank you for your kind words. That is very encouraging. It is quite easy to direct the camera toward the instrument/player without getting the full person in the shot. Alternatively you could take the other approach .... when your good lady wife goes shopping ask her to bring you back a nice big plain brown paper bag, cut some eye holes in and pop it over your head. In that way we will not recognise you as that world famous professional musician in disguise that we all know you are when away from Kompoz.

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minime   commented 11 days ago


I have do some experiments with Black Background ! I place the camera so that it captures just the Instrument and playing hands ! The light comes in a direction away from the background left and right ! I wear some Black clothes so like must of the time ! With a Trick in the Software everything other is blended out because of the Black background ! Only the Instrument and hands are there and can be blend in with the other footage in the back ! Everything with that Black is then transperent - This is the Trick ! Works like a charm ! That trick with the Paper Bag Is cool too :-))) Not just for Video .........in General :-))))

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liljoe6string   commented 11 days ago


page out of David Copperfield's book..

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minime   commented 11 days ago


Works even with iMovie ! I have not the right words in English to explain it in detail but it is some kind of blending thingy and works also with other colours as backing ! It is a bit alike Green Screen but there green get used to not blend out the person ! If someone in front of a Green Screen ( Weather Report in TV as example ) would wear Green shoes then the shoes would be invisible or better saying Transparent ! Or a big Green Circle on the Shirt would look like a hole ! Here a Video and the right word for the technic in English would be Keying I have find out ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFaLEt-3u7c

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liljoe6string   commented 10 days ago


its smart stuff mini~~ im lucky to get my sht recorded and not sound like trash

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Octorez   commented 10 days ago


I like your idea Mini. Will we get to see it when complete? A link to one of the best free video software you can find. https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/

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minime   commented 10 days ago


I know Resolve but because i am on Macs i will pay for Final Cut not because it is better but for being good compatible and good in another way ( personal preference ) ! But without any question is Resolve a fantastic Software ! Costs as paid version the same as Final Cut ! Then it has all the content alike plug ins ! With the free version some things are not there for use and people get a message that this or this is only for the paid version ! Yes i will post the Videos here then too ! Something around mid December i think the first one hopefully !

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liljoe6string   commented 11 days ago


my fav part about OTW his music is sooooooo fking grounded.. Earthy Master of the human experience in song..no frills truth love and life..folk hero!

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minime   commented 11 days ago


Yep and his Videos do Transport or support this thing !

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offthewall   commented 11 days ago


Wow! Where do I send your check?

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ShannonB   commented 10 days ago


Nah, man, where do they send you a check?!

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liljoe6string   commented 10 days ago


((: u know I worship your roots music its kind of a lost art.. and you do it so well ~ uncompromising ~ and your true to it...amazing checks payable to lil joes dream axe fund lolahlahlla

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offthewall   commented 10 days ago


:))