P3 – Adding video

P3 will be identical to P2 in terms of the technical prompt, with one addition: you will be delivering a high-quality video that includes your final sound mix. We recommend checking out a DSLR or GoPro camera from IDeATe lending to get the best image quality, but using a smartphone for video is also OK if you can make it look nice.

Record an electro-acoustic performance using Ableton Live for live processing of one more instruments mic’d with DPA instrument microphones. You may perform the instrument(s) yourself or recruit colleague/friends while you perform live electronics. After you’ve recorded the performance, refine the recording using Automation editing in Ableton. Polish the mix as best you can using effects we’ve covered and others you explore on your own.

You will be delivering your entire Ableton session as well as a Video with the normalized mix of the piece. Save your Ableton session as YOURANDREWID-P3. Make sure all your media files are included in this project directory – for example you should see all the recorded audio files in the Samples/Recorded sub-directory. If not everything is in there you do “File/Collect All and Save” – this command will move all the dependencies into your project folder.

Combine the final sound mix with your video using either a video editor such as Adobe Premiere, or the video exporting tools within Ableton (we will do a quick demo of both approaches in class). Put the final video in your project’s root directory with the file-name YOURANDREWID-P3.

Upload the project folder to Google Drive and submit the link via Canvas. Be sure that sharing is enabled for the folder in Google Drive.