New SSO Community Video Idea!

Discussion in 'Recording Studio' started by Customisbetter, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

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    So I got this idea randomly today as a means to promote creativity for the users here.

    IDEA:

    We set a date for a everybody to create a screen capture and/or live shot VIDEO of themselves creating a piece of music.

    WHAT THE FUCK?

    Hear me out. On a set day, everybody gets in front of their gear and DAW with a video camera. Each person then makes a movie showing themselves creating a piece of music from scratch. NO PRERECORDED SHIT!

    -You can do this by just videoing yourself in front of your amp and then you on a kit and then you on a bass adn then you on a cello or whatever. But it has to be BRAND NEW MUSIC.

    -You could also take a screen capture your your DAW as you write and record/mix your music to create a video.

    OR

    -you could do a mix of both things to create your presentation.

    SO WHY?

    This will give the SSO community a look into how we all create music. I think it would be very interesting to see each other's workflow and habits when it comes to stroking those strings or keyboards.

    It will also give each participant an ability to look back at themselves and see how their projects work from a non-stressed out of the box perspective. Maybe you don't realize that you space out for 10 minutes while mixing. Maybe in the heat of creativity you don't notice that your buses are all routed wrong or your compressor isn't actually on.

    This could also give ideas to people that you don't even notice but are valuable for others.


    So that's the plan?

    Yup. I'm willing to hear other suggestions too. When should this happen? What could work better? Preferences on video length?

    Let me know what you all think about this. The SSO OHC seems to be a mild hit. I think this could be a real resource for this site.
     
  2. Rational Gaze

    Rational Gaze LithiumDawn Voicebox

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    Fantastic idea. Maybe segment it by work flow portions, IE: tracking stage, mixing/editing stage, finalizing. There is a lot of extremely good possibilities that could come of this. I'm down.
     
  3. brutalwizard

    brutalwizard Pretty Your Petunia

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    I dont know if i want you guys seeing how weird I am haha.

    Just a video of me merping for 20 minutes.
     
  4. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

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    This is kind of a modification of the OHC. It forces you to create a song in a day and allows us to see how you do it. You can edit out parts you don't want us to see obviously.
     
  5. Lianoroto

    Lianoroto SS.org Regular

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    So that means you are allowed to have a fap-break. Only way to get the creative juices flowing...

    But in all seriousness; this sounds like an awesome idea!
     
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    Superwoodle Chris Woodle

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    I like the idea.:yesway:
     
  7. iceythe

    iceythe SS.org Irregular

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    I love the concept.

    I thought about it once, by using ustream as the service. I remember there was just a ton of prep work needed for a standard setup of webcam, screen capture, web cam audio routing and DAW stereo-mix routing. Especially considering that it was going to be done "live", then all these elements had to get mixed together. It created a headache with the audio routing since all hardware and software setups are different for everyone.

    In an "offline" recorded setup, though, this is quite doable. It's more a matter of stitching together everything. No fussing about with routing.

    I'm sure a template has to be worked out. Everyone's method of doing will be different, but should the presentation be equally same? As Rational Gaze put it, segmenting things into sections, then have the viewer skip (tedious) content as they please. With this, length doesn't really matter. 10 minutes of getting that one perfect take, can easily be skipped.
     
  8. KingAenarion

    KingAenarion Resident Studio Nerd

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    I'm down
     
  9. in-pursuit

    in-pursuit SS.org Regular

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    Im in on this. you get to watch half an hours worth of footage of me editing midi, randomly tweaking settings on VSTs I know little about. informative :)
     
  10. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

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    prh Plini

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    shit, will i have to put pants on?
     
  12. Kurkkuviipale

    Kurkkuviipale Another Sinking ....

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    Maybe just get a list of dates. I can't composed every day of every week and I bet a lot of people can't so a lot of people will miss this out. Plus if you make a live stream, the streams will overlap and that's not nice. :(
     
  13. KingAenarion

    KingAenarion Resident Studio Nerd

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    I'd like to see you without pants on!
     
  14. ThrustTony

    ThrustTony SS.org Regular

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    Awesome reverse themed porn movie springs to mind!

    Man sat in front of computer recording in his pants when theres a knock at the door!

    It's a lady engineer come to fix the refrigerator!
     
  15. Bo Millward

    Bo Millward Well-Known Member

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    Man this is genius I'm well down!
     
  16. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

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    This definitely will not be live. I expect that people will just make a video in a day and upload it to Youtube.

    Would October 6th or 13th work for people?
     
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    Zand3 ss.org Irregular

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    13th would be more metal, jussayin
     

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