Creating a compelling story through video started for me when i edited the video my husband shot of my various performances beginning in 2008. in those days we used a canon vixia HF200 camcorder with a shotgun mic on a fluid head tripod (for nice smooth close ups and pans) and a memory card. i worked in imovie until i graduated to premiere pro. when i was curating my VoxEcstatic Vocal Series at Cornelia Street Underground i used my phone to shoot the vocalists i booked and then painstakingly reviewed it all and edited so that everyone looked and sounded their best. it was important to me to capture the story of each artist. i had fun experimenting with a GoPro when i shot The Dinner - for the outdoor scenes i was lying on the cold wet ground moving the GoPro from inside the fall leaves to emerge from the pov of the unknown predator. it was fun. another fun challenge for me right now is producing a music video for a recently released album track using images that highlight the message of the artist. it takes a lot of trial and error but what doesn’t! i feel that the place where the story starts to come to life is in the editing.
photo by dlatz