17th-Century Scottish Lute Music on an 8-string Guitar

Discussion in 'Other Hobbies, Interests & non Photography Related' started by Rob MacKillop, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    The latest offering

    [video=youtube_share;gZLla8mmAOk]http://youtu.be/gZLla8mmAOk[/video]

    :)
     
  2. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    Great stuff Rob, I really enjoy these videos you put up on You tube. However, I am still waiting for the one where you wear a black suit and are accompanied by several identical women in skimpy outfits with guitars.
     
  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I wish!
     
  4. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Or the one where you are wearing a sk... no, on second thoughts! ;)
     
  5. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    You wish!
     
  6. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I think this might actually be my favourite so far. Aside from the wonderful music, I like the way the new (?) guitar creates areas of clear light and dark in the video. I also like the way the general lighting works and the way it lights you as you move closer and further from the camera especially as that usually follows the rhythm.
     
  7. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Good points, Pete. With limited technology, I try to create something worth looking at, something which highlights the instrument as much as possible. I also don't like to spend more than a couple of minutes setting things up, as I only do it when I feel in the mood to play, and don't want to dissipate that energy in setting up lots of equipment. So, these are still very much 'home movies'.
     
  8. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

  9. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    A Panasonic SD60 - AVHCD (or something like that) about 8 years old, I think. I record the sound separately with a Fostex FR2-LE recorder, a Rode NT-4 Stereo Mic, edited in Steinberg Wavelab to take off the tuning and swearing at the beginning and the massive sigh at the end, and add a little reverb...Then I put it all through Sony Vegas - the cheaper, simpler version, replace the sound, and add titles. Et viola!
     
  10. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Works well. How do you sync the sound and motion?
     
  11. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I have to zoom in, then just drag left and right, matching up the sound waves accurately, then mute the camera sound. Only takes a few seconds. I can do this very easily in Vegas Studio, but find it impossible to do in iMovie - if anyone knows how, let me know. iMovie can get close, but not close enough, in my experience. So, I have to do all this on my old pc laptop.
     
  12. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

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  13. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Thanks. I'll look into that.
     
  14. great playing there, and a beautiful sounding instrument. I play the acoustic guitar, so was intrigued to see how you were going to use the two extra low strings - now I know. :)
     
  15. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Thanks, Andrew. Love those low notes!
     
  16. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    Rob I could listen to this all day, lovely sound indeed,,:)
     
  17. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Well, that makes me happy, Kev. I'd like to think you could have it on in the background while painting.
     
  18. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    Best send me details of how to get a copy ;)
     
  19. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

  20. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    He's quite good Rob - where did you discover him? :D
     

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