We were excited to receive a call from Gustavo from Jarabe Mexicano about filming end editing the Cinco de Mayo concert in the park. I've always had a love for latin music and dancing, so it was a fun event for me to be a part of.
The concert was put on by SDSU and the Kiwanis of San Diego. The show was most enjoyable! We plugged our audio device into the sound board so that we could get nice crisp, balanced audio of the event. We were lucky to have a sound professor running then board, too! We had a three camera set up, one wide back shot with our Canon C100, then we used our Canon 5D to get all of our close up footage. We also used a DJI OSMO to get our walking / dancing shots. That particular camera was very fun to work with because it is light weight, and on a gimbal, making it great for action footage. It even shoots in 4K!
When editing the show, we put together several different edits: two for Jarabe Mexicano, highlighting their songs, one for SDSU and two for the Kiwanis foundation, one long and one short (their two minute short edit is in this post).
When covering events, we always recommend AT LEAST two shooters. Events such as shows or concerts definitely look best with lots of close ups and moving shots, so having the ability to get those is ideal. We also always ask permission ahead of time to plug into the sound board so that we know we are going to get the audio we need. For music, the sound is super important of course!
When creating the edit, we also keep in mind that the client may want to use it not just as a highlight video but to create a promotional video for next years event.
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When you come across a place that is special, sometimes you just have to reach out and make a shoot happen. That is precisely what I did with the Condor's Nest. I shot a wedding with Classic Filmworks, our sister company, back in 2015, and remember really liking the venue. It has a lot of charm and style, and amazing views! I came across it when we received an inquiry from a bride for this year, so it brought it back to my mind. I contacted Lisa, one of the owners, and offered my services. I told her I really wanted to produce a piece that will give everyone the sense that they are visiting the ranch in person.
We created two promotional videos for the Condor's Nest, an "about us" video as well as a walk through video that highlights its features. We are excited to be returning to the ranch to shoot in the fall!
Nikki is the director & founder of Classic Commercial Media. Prior to opening CCM, Nikki worked as a cinematographer for Classic Filmworks part-time while working in education management & sales.