The VLOBLIVE toolbox – what to pack for a video gig?

July 19, 2004

What items would I always take in my toolbox to a VLOBLIVE gig? Read on to find out.

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With IMAG – Remember to tell the artists where to look..and give them something to look at!

July 19, 2004

Making eye contact with the audience means looking into the camera for IMAG, but do your artists know where to look? Here’s some tips…including a REALLY cheap way of faking a tally light on a FOH camera…read on.

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Camera positions: where to put the FOH camera?

July 19, 2004

Most IMAG gigs need at least one camera out in the audience to capture the front on shot of the artists looking at the camera and therefore making eye contact with the audience. But where to put it..

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Easy way to work out how close your FOH cameras have to be..measure it!

July 19, 2004

One of the eternal questions for VLOBLIVE video is how close do the FOH cameras need to be to get good shots. The answer, of course, is …it depends..read more for details.

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how to learn?: record your IMAG mixes.

July 19, 2004

it sounds a bit narcissistic but a good way to learn how to get better at doing video mixing is to record your own mixes to tape or via a fixed DV cam, and watch them back later. Here are some suggestions on how to get the best out of it….

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How do deal with the question “can you just record the gig for us?”

July 19, 2004

More often than not, someone at every gig will ask you “hey are you recording this?”. What you answer will depend who is asking, when they are asking, and why they are asking…

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Problems with projector brightness

July 16, 2004

“This projector is just too bright” – not something you hear too often at VLOBLIVE gigs!

So is there anything you can do, short of shelling out more cash, to improve the problem of projected live video being too dark.

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