Neal wrote:If anyone's interested, here's the way I make videos.
mcarp555 wrote:Boo to video
Akshay wrote:BDW, it's a different ball-game altogether for female players out there...
Neal wrote:But, but, you can do all that with video too
I always made videos to have a bit of a personal diary to look back on. I got into YouTube pretty early, so I can look back and see all my old guitars, my old apartment, old friends etc.. By putting it on YouTube you're also potentially opening up your music to far more people than if you were to upload it to soundclick or the like. Some of my old videos have over 100'000 views, doubt I would have even got 1% of that on Soundclick People can also see how you play a song and offer useful critiques.
If anyone's interested, here's the way I make videos.
I have my DSLR set up on a tripod in front of me and my backing track set up in Premiere Pro ready to go. I then record the video on my camera whilst simultaneously recording the guitar straight to Premiere via PodFarm. After all is said and done I just have to bring across the video onto the PC, disable its audio channel and sync up video and PodFarm audio. Then it's just a case of tweaking the video and audio.
Sounds like a lot of effort, but it really isn't. Try filming with a green screen - now that's a lot of effort!! Did it once, never again
mcarp555 wrote:It's strange times; when I was in my 20's, record companies still ruled, and if you weren't on a label, you had no chance. Some of the greatest musicians I've ever known had day jobs, landscaping for the city, or selling in shops during the day.
Now of course, it's possible to be a bone fide star without a label in sight. The actual odds of being rich & famous, never mind making a living from it, are probably as remote as ever, but the idea of record companies creating stars may one day be seen as a mere blip in the history of people making music.
But as a child of those distant days, I can't get my head around the need to "do" video. I don't own a mobile phone, or even a camcorder. I have a netbook with a built-in webcam, but it's just a toy to me. Back then, the video was in your head. Whatever you visualize when you listen to this is probably better than anything I could try to film.
Steve EF-15 wrote:The way I'm doing it is just easy for me. I'm not too concerned sound quality right now above just being able to hear what I'm doing. The webcam is just cheap, and easy, and that's all there is to it.
At some point in the future I may set up an better way to go with this, but the priority right now is just to practice, and motivate myself with these little playbacks.
What I use these for is mainly to compare how I used to struggle just to get through something easy without a mistake, and then compare that to playing the same things now.
For a beginner like me that's an encouraging excercise.
I put them on youtube so that I have them stored somewhere else other than just my computer's HDD. Once there, I share them with a few folks who might provide some much appreciated constructive feedback.
mcarp555 wrote:Ah, now you owe me $ .25 in royalties!