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    Hey there, just getting the vibe of this forum, i usually am quite picky with what forum i decide to be apart of, so be proud i chose here

    Me and my mate are soon to produce live videos for bands, (his specialist area is audio recording where i'm more camera based) So we can combine decent audio and video recording in one package (just as a hobby, and to see if we make a little bit of money :P)
    Sound like a good idea? (we want to change our equipment a bit before we reveal any results)


    Cheers, ben

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    Does it sound like a good idea? Being blunt - it depends if you're any good or not! If you're a beginner, you'll probably need to practise a hell of a lot, do some freebies or something. If you're experienced, it probably won't be as hard.

    I reckon you've got the right attitude though, doing it as a hobby.

    If you want people to use you though, you'll need a showreel. Good that you've got someone involved in audio though, because too many people ignore audio quality, which for music videos should be punishable by death.

    Show us whatcha got

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    I'm usually quite picky about who I bother answering, so be proud I chose you.

    Quote Originally Posted by benesotor View Post
    ..Sound like a good idea?..
    Bands? Videos? Of course it's a good idea...

    IF..

    You take it that you're never going to make your fortune unless you get Robbie Williams to hire you.
    You realise your equipment will be a never ending swallower of cash,
    You're prepared for shitty venues that see your cameras and suddenly get all prissy and decide they want paying before they'll let you film,
    You're prepared to put up with egotistical guitarists that insist in being in every shot - even when you're focusing on just the drums,
    You're prepared to sit in the studio for many, many hours only to have the female singer decide she doesn't like her chin from that angle, and can you just change that shot and that shot (and that shot too, if it's not too much trouble),
    And you've got a fall back income wise should it all go tits up.

    If you're prepared for the above, and more, actually LOVE and THRIVE on dealing with all the above and lots more besides, yeah, it's a cracking idea.

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    Well being a guitarist in a band for many years, i know how the band and gig scene works so that should help. This isnt a make or break decision, we just wanna get started, record our own band and experiment, record some friends bands. Once our method and equipment is more established, we can offer to bands at as a proper service.
    I just love to record anything visual (im big on art/photography/film) We love to work with music (we've set up a pro recording studio which will be used in the audio production) and we love bands and live shows. So we think it will be just the right mix

    Oh also, i'm used to things drainging my bank account as i've been aquiring camera and audio equipment for years now.... just wait untill i've got a wife! :P

    I'll publish some results as soon as we can!
    Last edited by benesotor; 04-28-2009 at 03:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benesotor View Post
    Well being a guitarist in a band for many years...
    Ah - so it's you who'll be trying to hog the limelight in every shot is it?

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    I am very picky about who I talk to so I dont have anything more to say.

    ( jeesh and I thouight i was a pompous wannabe )

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    Im not picky about who i talk to I just only register to a forum if i think there are people that can help :P

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    Yea well as you say lucky us.

    BTW - did you realise that women often have thier own bank accounts, I even know a few who have jobs are really are quite independant - one even drives a car,

    As for your equipment - you have the cart befor the horse.

    Just use what you have. I am always obsessing over toys but no amount of flash dickery will buy you the skills you need. Also doing so will save you buckets - you maybe could save up for a Russian bride then -

    Evety day you obsess over hdv, dvd and vd you could be making a film and learning ne skills. It's only film amkers who ever winge on about the poor quality of a film - and usually then cos they are nerds.

    ( gets off soapbox )
    Last edited by Mark W; 04-28-2009 at 04:42 PM.

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    Didnt mean to sound pompous, was just saying how i found this site to be the best... i didnt say you were lucky that i registered

    In terms of equipment, we're just waiting to get the right audio recording equipment, as our current gear is all fixed into our studio.

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    Ah - tht you meant cameras - my bad. As for all the rest - I was just going with the flow.

    I am no nuso but i tht line ffed from the desk was more important with maybe some live audience sounds. Or is it acoustic stuff ?

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