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Thread: How best to make a video of playing guitar - Lessons learned? Process? Equipment?

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    Senior Member Rango's Avatar
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    Cool How best to make a video of playing guitar? - Lessons learned? Process? Equipment?

    Could some of you out there that have done it pass along how YOU do it?
    I see lots of great stuff out there!

    What are you using for hardware, software?
    Do you do any post processing before posting to the web?
    Hosting options you may use other than YouTube?

    Should I just go buy a Zoom Q2 and be "done"

    Last edited by Rango; 03-06-2013 at 06:12 PM.

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    That Video Guy crgtr's Avatar
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    I don't make the most polished videos, but I do have fun with them! I use iMovie to edit. It's very easy to use. Lots of info on the web with tips & tricks. I would also be glad to answer any questions. I use a Canon VIXIA HF R100 camera. Nothing fancy, but it shoots in HD and has an audio input. I use an Behringer Eurorack UB1202FX mixing board. Also very cheap. Right now I use an Audix i5 and a Sennheiser e609 Silver for mic'ing. The Audix is off-axis about an inch or so off the center of the cone & the e609 is on the cone about an inch or so off the grill cloth. I use a Marshall MXL FR-351 lavalier mic for my crazy commentary.
    For lighting I use a pair of Bescor LED-95D's and a crazy octopus lamp with a bunch of different colored glass.
    I really learn a little more each time I shoot. I'm still having the most trouble with getting the lighting right and mixing the 2 amp mic's.
    I just put all mine on YouTube. It's free & unlimited. I don't do any post processing unless it's fixing volume levels. Sometimes my voice is too low or hot.
    I hope this answers some of your questions. Feel free to ask me anything & I'll try to help. I'm no expert, but I am getting better.
    Last edited by crgtr; 03-07-2013 at 10:14 PM.
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