When you need to hire video and audio recording services to film a solo performance, an orchestra, a dance concert, or a choir, and your budget only allows using a single video camera, the following 10 tips will help you to achieve top-quality videos that will be highly memorable and enjoyed for years to come.
In this example, I filmed the Tribute to Paul Motian using a single camera and the venue's professional audio equipment.
To achieve the best results, I positioned the camera at the back of the concert hall. Then, I panned and zoomed carefully to overcome the lack of additional cameras to produce an effective video.
Paul Motian was a drummer, composer, and bandleader with a profound influence on modern jazz. Click here to read the New York Times review of this event.
The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony was filmed with three cameras. This video clip is featured here to illustrate how using multiple cameras makes a difference. In this video, the challenge was to film the conductor, David Bernard, with the orchestra during the entire concert. Therefore, I placed the cameras in three different locations that helped me film the orchestra and the conductor at the same time for the length of the recital.
Click here to learn about the benefits of filming your performance with multiple cameras.