Gigs will never die. We champion live music because as musicians ourselves, we know that it is the best way to express your passion and connect with your fans on a tangible level.
Bands these days rely on social media as their biggest form of audience interaction. This has increased the need for high quality video content that not only promotes the band to a new audience, but showcases their ability to pull in a crowd. After all, venues only want to put on gigs that will increase their revenue streams through ticket sales on the door and drinks at the bar.
For whatever reason you need to promote yourself, we have years of experience in presenting live music to an online audience. Whether you are a band, solo artist or DJ, we can create bepoke content that you can use for a variety of purposes.
- Live multi-camera recordings for all manner of gigs, from intimate settings in vintage cafes to 1000 person capacity music venues. We also cater for video recordings at outdoor events.
- Front of House mixing for the event (if required)
- Audio mixing of the gig in post-production (if we are given individual stems from each instrument including drum microphones. We can also improve stereo mixes if they are provided)
- All video and audio services that will take your project form start to finish, including editing, colour correction and grading, audio cleaning, mixing and mastering (for further information on these services see our Video and Audio specific pages)
To provide you with a free quote, we require the following information at least 1-4 weeks before the event:
Live music events –
- Site reconnaissance – Can we assess the venue in advance of the event? Failing this, can you put us in contact with someone at the venue who may be able to give us the information we need? This will aid us in planning how we will shoot the event
- Access – Can we film on stage? Can we film backstage? Can we film the band/artist before and after the gig?
- Audio – Will the gig be recorded by the in-house sound engineer or do we need to record it?
- Filming specifics – How many members are in the band? Have you got a stage layout diagram and technical specification that you can send us? This is for us to be able to determine how many cameras we will need for the shoot, as well as give us ample time to plan our shots for the event
For DJ events –
- Site reconnaissance – Can we assess the venue in advance of the event? Failing this, can you put us in contact with someone at the venue who may be able to give us the information we need?
- Access – If the DJ booth is on a raised platform or a stage, can we film there? Can we film backstage? In order for us to get the shots we require, venues where there is poor access to the DJ booth will change the way in which we approach the job and the final video
- Audio – Can the DJ sets be recorded? (We will sync the audio from the DJ sets to the video where possible)
When dealing with high profile companies, brands, bands and solo artists, we need to know if we have the correct permissions at every stage of the job. This is of the utmost importance at the filming and editing stages.
We need certain permissions from:
- The venue, whether indoor or outdoor, ensuring that we can film there for the event
- Performers or artists, as they must be made aware that we are filming and agree with it in advance of the event
- The management of the bands, artists or any other kind of performer (this is particularly important when clearing content for release)
- The resident sound engineer, to use the recording of the gig (if applicable) for the video