The SAW AV Club has not forgotten about those of you who signed up for video shoots a few months ago. It’s taken longer than expected to organize this project, but we’re almost ready to start booking recording sessions.
We are working to line up venues in Maryland, Northern Virginia and DC and will be contacting those who’ve already submitted requests to arrange a schedule. In the meantime, we welcome suggestions for small, quiet rooms that can accommodate bands and solo artists on weeknights or weekend days.
SAW is offering this service for members because we believe videos are the best way – other than performing in person – to introduce yourself to new fans and bookers locally and nationally. The better the video looks and sounds, the better impression you make. Instead of your friend’s shaky iPhone footage shot from the back of a murky club, we want you to have professionally recorded, multi-camera HD videos for an affordable price.
The AV Club has spent the last few months testing a system that lets us do live switching of video from four or more cameras, plus additional audio feeds, for recording and/or online streaming. We worked out the kinks while livestreaming the MASC Awards from Jammin Java in January and the SAW Showcase featuring Scott Thorn from the Epicure Café last month. Here are some examples from the MASC show by Director’s Award winner Heather Aubrey Lloyd, Gold Award winner Laura Baron, and Silver Award winner Susan Rowe with Tiffany Shanta. These were done early in our testing, so the videos we make now will be even better.
Please fill out this form to request a video shoot of you or your band performing two songs. The cost is $100 for individuals and $150 for bands. If you have any questions about the SAW AV club, contact Steve Pendlebury.