January 24, 2015
So over the last few week’s I’ve been filming a lots of live music with the band Glue. There are so many things to consider with live music sessions, from mic placement to lighting to editing.
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This is more of the stage lighting approach, with hard light coming mostly from the back. This can be created fairly easily by using lights without an diffusion, and placed behind the talent from fairly high up. One person’s rim light can be the other’s fill light.
Here we have an example of softer lighting, which works really nicely for the stripped back, acoustic track. Again a nice location and wardrobe with muted colours that all fit together with the vibe.
Here’s a video with something we can aim for – great quality audio recording, brilliant location and lighting, plus great coverage and editing.
This one is very cinematic, inspiration for anyone thinking of outdoor recordings.
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
Recording the audio is of course the most important part of filming live music, and it’s not nearly as simple as pointing your VideoMic at the band… There’s of technical knowledge behind a good music recording, so the videos below should serve as a good introduction.
INTRODUCTION TO EQ, REVERB AND PANNING
Filmmaker, and host of DSLRguide. Since I was making my first film age 11, I have always been fascinated by the way films are produced, and the effect it can have on the audience.