Why make a video of a live band?
Recently we have had had a few requests from prospective clients asking if we have any video footage for them to watch. In the past we’ve suggested that they come and see us perform at a public gig, but now our performances are almost exclusively corporate clients and private weddings. This makes it difficult for new clients to see our live band “in action”.
We decided to look at what a live band should produce in regards to videos and made a couple of interesting discoveries. Some bands had pre recorded audio and a slide show of them performing; not an ideal representation of what to expect – although fine, if that’s how you’d like to convey your message. Other “live bands” also had pre recorded audio which they lip-synced for the video… Some had a hand held smart phone showing a more accurate representation of what to expect of sound, musicianship and live band entertainment. This is the one we thought would be best to show case our live band but with some improvements!
How to make a video of a live band
We had a few smart phones that we could use to video the performance. What we didn’t have was people to hold the phones to capture the vision. A quick google search came up with the solution. It was a DIY mobile phone holder which we thought was genius. It needed some PVC pipe, hacksaw, file and a heat gun (and a couple of hours in the shed putting it together). You can find the original idea here. One comment praising the author was simply “we will party in heaven together”.
Off to the shed and this is what I came up with.
This is the “holder”.
I added a “nut” to the base for attachment to a mini tripod.
You slip in the phone to the custom fitting and it’s good to go
Check out our first video brought to you by the PVC camera stand… a 70’s gig!
Now you’ve seen this live band perform and can be sure you’ll enjoy our music, you can book us for your next function, just contact us!