Late to the edit (over a year!)

in #filmmaking6 months ago

I’ve just finished editing a video project I shot over a year ago.. and it struck me how different things are now.

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Back in October 2019 I filmed a live show from a local Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath tribute band.

They’ve been going a very VERY long time as a band.

They simply wanted a short exciting live video designed to share with potential bookers for events and festivals etc.

So, one utterly freezing cold evening (not dissimilar to now) I joined them at a packed out local venue.

It was great fun in every single sense, to both shoot and party to.

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The room was bustling with bodies and drunkards. Most were casually swaying, but some bouncing around to the loud thud of the rock show - how it should be. Boozy and sweaty. Everyone loved it.

They’re a fantastic live band.

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However, nothing happened with the video immediately after filming..

The rushes were kept on a secure harddrive until the band recorded a live-studio audio track to cut to the video.

Which it turns out took about 11 months to sort out in the end, plus 2/3 months for me to get around to editing it properly again.

Hey ho, it wasn’t a very time sensitive video for them or me anyway :)

After that show we had no thoughts ahead as to what might happen in 2020, and perhaps we took things for granted. Something as simple as a show, eh?

Oh how I miss them.

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It was interesting to cut this together - it felt like someone else’s footage for some reason.

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I think the clips still looked pretty good though even though it was shot on my ‘old’ setup and it was a case of editing it to their music with some exciting titles.

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I’ll share the final video shortly for those Ozzy enthusiasts! All aboard!

Cheers for reading, @ashtv.