We are firing on all cylinders and are gonna pop up any day now with more wonderful goodies for your musical enjoyment pleasure. Project x is going to be particularly tasty. Project x you ask? Oh yeah, we used to use that terminology at Sony Music Studios for those special projects that were SOOO cool - we kept a lid on them. Kinda like we are doing now - our project x is not Sony Music big but you get the idea, big deal for a small plant - it's a wonderful musical performance from one of our local musicians for the public library in a neighboring town, we will let them announce it. Our part was providing a second camera to capture the performance. The library requested that we edit the show, and were hoping to do so, but were not able to fit it in so we have donated our camera's footage to the library. The performance was amazing and we will post the link when the library gets it online. With our Canon Vixia, there were two cameras shooting. Our new friends at ALP Productions were there to provide a higher quality "camera 1" for the library as well.
Sony Music Studios is now gone, they tore it down to build condos. It was on 54th street and 10th avenue and had the largest sound stage in Manhattan - "The Main Stage". So sad, it really was an amazing place. I was the Director of Editorial Services and the Senior Editor for almost three years and had the time of my life. Probably should have never left. I have some great stories - but those are all coming in the parallel blog - "Stories From My Illustrious Career". And to mention the stories from a three year stint at Sony Music Studios before talking about the nine years working for Lorne Michael's "Broadway Video" - you KNOW those stories are gonna be good... LOL.
Yeah, I have been very blessed - again this is why I want to give back.
Speaking of parallels, we are planning a parallel stucture to the movie about the local music scene we are hoping to do in the future as a kickstarter.com project - using all the footage we are collecting. Wish us luck! Kickstarter.com you ask? Kickstarter is a group funding site for creative projects. Check it out and fund YOUR creative project! We will be announcing our first, smaller kickstarter project soon in an effort to help fund -- and grow -- the flymusicman project.
As we do our projects we are going to also share all our workflows on yet another blog using our Steadicam Pilot (oops, did I just let the cat out of the bag?), Cameras, Autodesk Smoke on Mac, Autodesk Flame Premium, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Mocha and Mocha Pro and so much more. Still working on the name for that blog. We will link to all sorts of production and post visual fx training resources and user groups that you can connect with. We are giving it all away baby!
Tell your friends and stay tuned.