Local musicians Reid Perry and Grant Jones both of Reid Perry and the Cold City Lights stopped by the studio to perform their song ‘Alexandretta.’
Atlanta based R&B vocal group Kazual casual stopped by my studio yesterday. They are in town performing at MontanaFair, and stopped by to preview their performances. They are a very talented group of singers who put on a great show for the whole family. If you are in Billings, check them out.
These are unedited photos of the Billings band We Three Bears at a show I shot video at last night for the Gazette. They are straight from my Canon 70d to my iPhone via the cameras wifi connection. I’ve only been able to view them on my phone but they look pretty good considering they were shot at 6400 ISO.
We Three Bears really rocked the place which surprised me a bit since they play a mandolin and banjo.
Luke Dowler also put on an awesome show, last night.
I’ll post the video to both the acts when I finish editing them.
A few weeks ago, I shot the Reverend Horton Heat and Nekromantix at the Carlin. When I got home to edit them I need to update both Photoshop and Lightroom inorder to process the pictures from my 70D, so I was only able to use some of the pictured from 5D. I finally got around to going through those shots and editing them. Here are the results.
Today, ETHEL and Robert Mirabal were in my studio today. Robert is a Grammy Award Winning flutist and one of ETHEL’s founders and viola player, Ralph Farrs , is a Grammy nominated musician who has worked with Leonard Bernstein, Martin Scorsese, Depeche Mode, Natalie Merchant, Harry Connick Jr., Allen Ginsberg, Yo-Yo Ma and Gorillaz. The rest of ETHEL consisted of violinsists Tema Watstein and Kip Jones and cellist Dorothy Lawson.
All of the musicians were incredibly talented and fun to work with. Although, as usual, I wasn’t really able appreciate their music until after they had left. When I am recording musical acts it is usually just me working the soundboard and anywhere from 3 to 6 cameras, I am usually running through checklists in my head of all the things that I need to do to make sure that I don’t screw up. I am so busy worrying about all the variables that the music kind of floats in the background of my head. It isn’t until post-production where I can really hear the music, and this case be wowed. If you get the opportunity, I would recommend checking them out. I wasn’t expecting much before they came in the studio, but I am now a fan.
Here was a quick set up and turnaround video that I shot of Omnithex’s live performance the Montana Mixtape contest at the Garage at Yellow Stone Valley Brewing.
Yesterday , I had Wes Urbaniak in the studio. I went a little overboard for this video and had him record 3 separate instruments plus vocals at different times and I will cut the video together to make it look like he is playing at the same time. Normally, I try to avoid shooting band shots where the musicians pose with their instruments, but Wes makes his own so I wanted them in the shots.
Here are some shots from the photo shoot, and a frame grab of a wide shot that combined three different videos. I’ll post the video on Friday when it publishes.