This weekend was a busy one. My wife Bridgett and had a chance to work with a Nikon D800 for a few days. For those who don’t know this is one of the camera’s they used to shoot Dexter with. http://www.studiodaily.com/2013/01/nikons-d800-gets-down-and-dirty-for-dexter/ It is a digital SLR that also shoots 1080p video.
The video below is one of the live performance videos we shot during our baby daughters naps. It is set at the end of our garage next to a sound board that is left of an old piano that became moldy and needed to be removed. I disassembled it for parts and plan on doing something fun with the sound board. I’d like to make it a playable piece of furniture.
While setting up for the video I decided to try and incorporate the piano soundboard into the song. So I struck a few notes at the beginning I knew were in key and decided to go with it. It’s always fun experimenting and creating. It was cold out so you can see my breath as I sing and the snow picked up towards the end adding a touch of drama at an appropriate moment in the song. With the high definition camera you can really see it come down in the background. All in all a great time spent with my wife doing something we love while baby Loretta slept.
We shot 3 videos in 3 different settings of 3 different songs and I can’t wait to share them with you. We have more plans in the works for future videos and we both hope you enjoy them. Here is the first video “The Next Thousand Years”
Here is a little wider photo shot showing the mike placement that was just out of frame.