My current setup & method for recording music+video is surely mega-inefficient.
Initially I hoped to get everything correctly in a single take which resulted in millions of attempts and a lot of red light syndrome. I also kept restarting the video recording every time, which was time consuming. I now think I had unrealistic expectations of myself, especially because I’m not a pro and have limited guitar time these days (1-2h per day).
Now I am thinking to divide songs in smaller chunks (say a minute each), perhaps filming with different angles for each chunk, and then glue the best takes together. Another thing I plan to do is probably buy a cheap camcorder and film the whole session without interruptions (except for moving the camcorder to different places for the different chunks). Of course this will generate a lot of GBs of rubbish but hey, it will probably save me some stress.
I already started trying the chunks thing, but the red light syndrome is still very real - yet I know my probability of getting good takes for the various chunks has increased.
Is there anything else I can do to streamline the process? Is 1min still to long? what would the pros do?
I could chop things down to even shorter sections, but I feel at some point the thing might lose meaning as a musical performance
Soz, it was a long and chaotic post, I might tidy it up a bit later - but I’d be happy to hear everyone’s thoughts on this