Highlight reel and informational promotional band video for bluegrass group Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys. Clips spanned multiple venues, and the project included interviews with band members. The video was produced for online but also on DVD to be handed out at an international music trade show (IBMA). The project an post-production spanned several weeks and incorporated multi-camera shots from live performances, a voiceover, and clips and photos provided for the production.
The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival requested a 5-7 minute video production to promote the festival in Raleigh, N.C., at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual conference. As head of the Media Crew for the festival, I contacted one of the key videographers and gathered video interviews, main stage performance videos and B-roll from 15 or so photographers and videographers who shoot the festival, including some of my own. The result was this montage, which consists of dozens of photos and tons of video from the festival over the years. Addition of lower-thirds tells the band names and other information to guide the viewer along. The entire production was made using Sony Vegas Pro and Sound Forge.
This video production of The Steel Wheels show was a fun chance to shoot with four cameras. Three were fixed. One was a dSLR used for closeups. Audio from the soundboard was mixed with digital audio from the room. The final production was made in Sony Vegas Pro. Black and white was used to help emphasis the old-time nature of the dance number. It was actually considered a magical performance. The band hadn’t played this number in some time, and the nearly 10-second pause at the conclusion of the song showed how intently the audience was listening. The band features this video on its Facebook page.