Camera – EOS Rebel SL2
Edited with Sony Movie Studio 16 – 1080/60FPS
Filmed in my super dinky apartment.
All in all this was just to see if I could get a setup working and then get it on YouTube without getting nuked. I didn’t even change anything about the song like my previous covers. Just locked and loaded.
Clearly I need to learn my SL2 camera. Had the focus point all wrong and a bit over exposed. Plus, it needs to get up over my head as it blocked much of the drums.
Perhaps the secret for me to get published without the nuke hammer, is to stick with lesser known record labels… 🤔
Seems like forever ago I quit smoking. Yet it’s only been 10 years. For the first 1-2 years I actually still craved a smoke now and again. Something changed and I suddenly can’t stand the smell of it and if I do, my stomach turns and I feel ill. So yeah, I don’t miss it at all. Now if I could do something about the pot smokers next door. I don’t like that much either 😕
Today I had hoped to release a new drum cover. I even had two versions to upload after recording many takes. The final cuts were both nuked by YouTube 😡
Sadly my work schedule (and other things), makes it so I have to wait a week or more before I can even sit down to try again. I’m actually writing this from the hospital, waiting on an X-Ray 😕
So instead I’ll reveal my newest addition to my collection.
First, I must impress that my love will always be drums. Shortly after I get a house, these will be in my studio.
I’ve recently found this company, Orangewood. Their products are getting put up against huge name brands and compared to the more expensive competition. So people like me can get an affordable, quality instrument.
I was considering making an Un-boxing Video. They are, for some odd-ball reason, incredibly popular on YouTube. However, I couldn’t see myself spending hours on recording, editing and so on; to open a freaking box. So this is as close as you’ll get from me.
Orangewood Gig Bag
Orangewood Morgan Mahogany Live
It’s a Morgan Mahogany Live. Sounds amazing!
I know as a child, I was highly encouraged to play guitar. I just wasn’t into it then. I can’t say this interest will last, but I’m having a good time learning it now. Though finding the time can be difficult right now.
Here it is. A drum cover that has a better view and YouTube hasn’t given me flak for it yet.
It’s better than the first cover I ever did, but the recording equipment needs a serious upgrade. Not to mention, a better studio. In time, in time. Still learning the lighting and I’m sure that wall color isn’t helping anything.
Fastball – Fire Escape
Released 1998 on ALL THE PAIN MONEY CAN BUY
Hollywood Record – copyrighted property of its owner(s).
Camera – Canon VIXIA HF R800 Camcorder
Edited with Sony Movie Studio 13 – 1080/30FPS
Filmed in my super dinky apartment.
I had actually forgotten about this song completely until I heard it on Walmart Radio a couple of years back. Knew it had to be one of the songs I’d end up covering.
DennyComments Off on All of Me – Adam’s Wedding Cover
Nearly 5 years ago, Adam sang John Legend’s All of Me, to Laura on their wedding day. Wish I had caught all of the song on video, and on a decent video camera. Sadly I didn’t know it was going to happen and I’m not sure anyone else caught it, so thankful for what was caught on my Windows Phone 😀
Recorded June 14, 2007 on a really crappy camcorder. Developing my skills using an old drum kit. I got good enough to join a local band called Chrio. A cobbled together drum kit with a broken cymbal, and I managed to make it sound good!