Allison had been working on all the details of this concept shoot for quite sometime and had set up a bunch of great vendors and locations to capture the ‘event’. An up and coming photographer stepped in to shoot the specifics, and she was gracious enough to let me use her images in the slide show.
Now once I got Allison into the studio for some voice overs, I got the chance to play around with the new set up and record some different takes with varying levels and mic placements. Luckily she’s my wife and not a paying client, so I felt like she could stand me being annoying and geeked out with my mic set-up; more so than others.
We finally settled on something that sounded right and what she was looking for. A nice quiet voice track with some smoother highs and an attempt at getting a nice warm low tone. (Although a bit of processing was needed later).
I guess in the end she was about 4 1/2 inches from the mic grill and behind a pop filter. I think it ended up sounding nice. I now have a few other pieces of gear in mind down the road >:)
Anyway, the audio capturing went well and was a fairly quick process. A few retakes, but nothing out of the ordinary. It was finished after some processing and ready to be thrown into Premiere. Other elements I was fortunate to be able to use is the background track. It’s an amazing track from ‘Quantic’ who was nice enough to let me incorporate it into this project. (If you guys like the music, check him out…)
Premiere was eventually my downfall though! 😦 I’m only running Audition and was planning on doing the whole project in a trail version of the program. Well this and that happened and life got busy so I had stopped working on it for a few weeks… Low and behold my trail had expired… and now that Adobe has gotten tricky and registered every user as well as downloads, it’s not as easy as re-installing and mounting a new trial version anymore.
I’ve never been a good pirate or thief so I left that option behind, I knew I’d only screw something up or kill my computer. So I just finagled to use a version of Premiere at work and viola! I finally finished three days before she needed it! Whew! that was close.
So quick, time crunch edits became the name of the game…
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