• I'm trying to get better at making videos
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I'm trying to get better at making videos
on: July 27, 2019, 15:29:57
I'm trying to get better at making videos  …… and I just want all this work to be worth it. Is it?   ???

I'm learning about lights - key lights, fill lights, backlights, etc. I got different cameras now and I had to learn how to use them.  :bonk: I'm learning about aperture, f stop, shutter speed, ISO, gain, white balance …   :doublebonk:

IDK - I really want to do music but video is such a part of it all now a days.
Sorry, it's another cover. It's all recorded live but I was able to kind of do it multitrack as it was happening.  :)

Songwriter, Keyboards, Arranger, Producer & Engineer for November Sound

November Sound is based on the Mother, Father & Son musical trio of Melissa, Bill & Will. I'm the father so anything I post will have my wife singing and/or my son playing percussion.

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Re: I'm trying to get better at making videos
Reply #1 on: July 27, 2019, 19:14:08
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: you nailed it videowise as far as i am concerned @Bill from November Sound  :o :o :o
the spot on changing of camera standpoints is impressive
i love that zoom in on Will's percussion playing, he is hitting it!!!!!
yes, the music, played and sung live, is stunning too  :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

but you guys know that, right?  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: a big like from my youtube  ::thumb::
and...it is amazing how you, Bill, and Will, look like each other....and nicely accented by wearing the same outfit....that is GREAT for the video too  :ok: :ok: :ok:

yes, i say: YESSSSS  :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: GATOOOONnah! 
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Re: I'm trying to get better at making videos
Reply #2 on: July 28, 2019, 03:25:12
Wow @Bill from November Sound   all the stuff you have to know to make a video! 

 I watch a lot of videos and this one is just as good as any I've seen. It's not dark and I can see your smiling faces. You look like your having fun, which in what I've been watching lately on YouTube may not be the cool thing to do (I would put in a smile face but go look at some live videos and see if I'm wrong).

I don't know much about making videos but I imagine a live performance video in front of a crowd with this quality of audio, now that would be totally amazing.

I enjoyed watching this.


Re: I'm trying to get better at making videos
Reply #3 on: July 28, 2019, 14:30:23
@Bill from November Sound I love it. You three have something so special and it shines. Great video!! (And tell Melissa I love her dress  :yes:)
Do what makes your heart sing :)

Re: I'm trying to get better at making videos
Reply #4 on: July 29, 2019, 13:52:48
Hi @Bill from November Sound

Don´t worry, each one has his own taste when making video. The camera? the most important thing is the definition, the sharpness. Then... your way of doing and your preferences. I do not touch the adjustments of my cameras, I work the light later when I use the Adobe Premiere.

Be sure this video goes well.
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Re: I'm trying to get better at making videos
Reply #5 on: August 03, 2019, 03:36:19
It's a really good video @Bill from November Sound.

I think it suits the music and your trio perfectly.

The close ups and different angles make all the difference and it's makes the video so much more interesting to watch than having a fixed shot throughout.

Nice work!


Re: I'm trying to get better at making videos
Reply #6 on: August 04, 2019, 00:56:28
Excellent! Very professional, the performance, sound mix and the video. Impressive getting all of that live!

I’m assuming you have at least three cameras all taking simultaneously, and then edit to get the different views.

You are all having such a good time! Looking forward to seeing more!

Re: I'm trying to get better at making videos
Reply #7 on: August 04, 2019, 04:06:48
Thanks @Dutchbeat ! That means a lot! ( and not just the big gatoonah  :blackgrin: )

And I hope it's not too bad to smile during a video @Vince but, either way, I'd never be able to do this this way in front of a crowd for a couple of reasons:
1. It is being recorded directly into my computer upstairs! … you probably can see the long mic cables going up the wall behind will.  :)
2. There are a lot of lights and stuff on the side that you can't see. I'd need a pro set up and pros running it to get to that level.
Oh well, smile away.  :shinyteeth:

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Re: I'm trying to get better at making videos
Reply #8 on: August 04, 2019, 23:38:15
Ignoring all the technical stuff the joy of you three playing together shines through.

That is the most important ingredient in my book. You are showing what one of your gigs would look like if the viewer was in the audience.

That happiness of a November Sound gig is captured here for all to see.

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Re: I'm trying to get better at making videos
Reply #9 on: August 05, 2019, 18:31:22
Thanks @Jurgen  and @1roomstudio .... glad you noticed that with the camera angles!   :)  So, yes, I now own three matching cameras but one has a different lens with a low fstop number so I can do the blurred out background and everything.
When I had different brands of cameras it was difficult for me to match the colors and to get them to focus correctly.

Re: I'm trying to get better at making videos
Reply #10 on: August 06, 2019, 01:30:37
I have a long way to go ... thank you @Bill from November Sound for blazing the trail. 😎

Re: I'm trying to get better at making videos
Reply #11 on: August 06, 2019, 01:45:59
Lol @1roomstudio   :D  .... thankfully my wife is involved in my gear aquisition addiction .... otherwise I'd be in big trouble!  ;) I sold other cameras and stuff on eBay to make it all happen. Actually the lighting stuff is most complicated to me.
Thanks @MrBouzouki ! I'm so happy it comes across that way.  :) That's not always the reality and Melissa can attest to that. I mean we have disagreements like any family, really, it is sometimes happening in the middle of a song  :lol: Melissa sttasys remarkably composed while musical mayhem is happening behind her.  ;D It can be really fun! 

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Re: I'm trying to get better at making videos
Reply #12 on: August 06, 2019, 23:55:16
Oh dear.. looooooove this.. Yes we're about songwriting, but I love covers as well.. This one gave me goose-bumps.. The way this is performed LIVE, the different camera angles, the sound, the cooperation together.. Just wow.. Just being able to be in the audience on the other side of the world. Love it!
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Re: I'm trying to get better at making videos
Reply #13 on: August 08, 2019, 18:14:51
Thanks @Mora Amaro La Loba  and @Kellyanneg  we really appreciate it! I told Melissa about the compliment on her dress, Kelly Anne. She found at this cool little shop up in Montreal ... only mentioning this because it was a dress shop decorated in African amd Indian styles, the man running it was listening to classic Cuban salsa music,  but speaking in French or English ... what a cool & culturally diverse place!
Thanks @Mar T.  !!! We ate glad that you liked it and love what you are saying about it being live. Honestly, I'd love to put everythjng together somehow as a real live streamed concert but I still have a lot of questions about how it is done.  :)

Re: I'm trying to get better at making videos
Reply #14 on: October 08, 2019, 22:02:29
@Bill from November Sound ,
I'm seeing this now (quite late in the day) but I couldn't help but leave a comment. I really liked your experimentation with the different angles. The close up views work really well and capture the audience even more especially when for example Melissa gets to look straight at the camera at certain points, it helps to connect better with the audience. Good luck with future experiments :) ( as a future different project you might consider recording parts outside eg in a garden and you could then join together performances shot in different settings.)

Ps It must be great to form part of such a musical family! :) that feeling shines through your performance and is what makes you stand out from other youtube videos.

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