Performed and written by Enrico Arcaro. For more info see enricoarcaro.com
Audio: Rode videomic on the HV30 and the onboard mic on my pentax k-x dslr camera. I took both tracks, mixed them for volume levels added a little reverb, eq, and dynamics settings in adobe soundbooth, and then rendered them as a stereo track to put in the video.
I imported that combined processed track into premiere and also kept the two original raw tracks from the video files. I mixed the two raw tracks down in level, and panned one to the left and one to the right. The main difference in the two raw tracks was that one was very percussive and clean, but lost the expression of the higher chords. The pentax track was noisy and dirty, but caught the finer points and color of the higher pitched chords. The combination allowed a fuller range of sound to come through.
Black and white: In adobe premiere – I used the simple black and white converter, and then added a contrast control, and levels. So those three gave me the texture I wanted. Also shot at HDV24 for more film like motion.
The Pentax K-x took the closeup shot through a nikon 50mm f1.4 lens, and the HV30 took the wide angle shot through a 52mm Raynox HD6600.
Audiometry performing LIVE: “Finitude” – 5.21.2010 at The Cup in Staten Island, NYC. Moving shots filmed on a Pentax K-x DSLR and the static shots were shot with a Canon HV30 using a Raynox HD6600 52mm wide angle lens. Live sound recorded with a Rode Videomic and adjusted in Adobe Soundbooth. Video editing was done with Adobe Premiere CS4.
Enrico Arcaro – Guitar
James Federico – Drums
Andy Struck-Marcell – Keyboards
Robert Marinelli – Bass
Not by any means anywhere near perfect. Lots of stuff wrong…but this was my first experiment using these effects and technique. Just practiced my first time with particles and still images in AE with this video. A little embarrassed though because my masking job missed a few spots and the cam is a little jumpy for my taste. Haven’t had the time to fix it up yet! Stills taken at 6MP with a pentax K-x.
Music by Lasse Gjertsen.