“Capturing Live Performance” Audio/Visual Workshop, Saturday, April 13

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This workshop, lead by Tim O’Reilly of media company SoundStill Production, covers key aspects of high fidelity live performance capture in both the audio and video realms. We’ll cover session planning, cameras, lenses, microphones, recorders, editing, live-streaming, and more.

Live performance video is an integral part of music promotion and consumption in today’s world, so we’ll be looking at how to film and record concerts and sessions so that they look and sound as good as possible under any and all circumstances – from big budget dream scenarios to shoe-string productions.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn with professional grade equipment, including fluid head tripods, monopods, shoulder rigs, camera sliders, gimbals, and a range of lenses. We will also explore how to get the best possible results out of phones, handheld recorders, and free software. Whether you’re looking to pursue audio and video production as a career, or you’re just trying to get better content for your own musical projects, this workshop is for you.

The workshop will run 11am-4pm, Saturday, April 13 at Hilton Beach Community Hall with a lunch break, and there will be an optional evening session beginning at 7pm where participants will have an opportunity to help with a livestream/capture of the Contra/Square Dance happening at the same location.

The Workshop is FREE, but you must register HERE!

Cut from a different cloth, Tim O’Reilly is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and content producer based in Hamilton, ON. A bass player by trade, he is a core member of CFMA-nominated string band, The Barrel Boys, and has been featured as a sideman for a number of other Toronto acts across various genres, including The Young Novelists, Peter Graham and the Voyageurs, The Andrew Collins Trio, The O’Pears, Shawna Caspi, Sarah Hiltz, and AHI. His media company, SoundStill Production Inc., has produced audiovisual content for some of Canada’s foremost musicians, presenters, and music organizations. Specializing in live performance videography, SoundStill’s content is characterized by high-fidelity audio and immersive visuals that bring the spirit and energy of live performance to audiences everywhere.

Workshop is funded by the Government of Canada under the Community Services Recovery Fund which is administered by United Way Canada.