“Let Me Be” Music Video

Great fun working on the latest project, a performance video of The Side Doors.  We were very lucky to have a great space for the shoot, the Nilsson Spring Street Studio & Gallery. The band performed for a small group of friends and relatives.  Shot on three different cameras, (but primarily Eric Van Tassell’s Canon DSLR), the piece was edited with the new Final Cut Pro X software.  FCPX ticked off a lot of professional editors when it was unveiled, but I found it incredibly easy to do two essential things:  1) Color balancing the 3 VERY different cameras was a breeze.  2) Syncing sound from a separate audio recorder (the Zoom H1) to the camera audio was virtually effortless — without even using an audio slate.

The second point was particularly important, as the band sounded great.  The technology and Eric’s “floating” wide-angle camera work conveyed the sound, energy and intimacy of the night.  (I ran the cut-away camera, a tape-based Canon HV20.)  But enough about the tech-end of things.  Click on the video above and groove to the original tune “Let Me Be” by vocalist/guitarist Colleen Seymour.   Look for more videos to come, and some studio tracks as well.  Rock on, brothers and sisters.

About Bill

I’m Bill Flood, a writer and TV producer based in Connecticut. I currently work part-time for The Connecticut Network (CT-N), and the rest of the time for whomever has an interesting project. My work has aired on TLC, CourtTV, truTV, NBC, dozens of local TV stations across the country, and on WebMD.com. I’m available as a video field producer, web producer, writer of articles or press releases, or any other media project you might have in mind. Call or email to discuss rates and deliverables.
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