Past meetings of the Society
June 2011

Date: Sunday, June 12, 2011, 6:00 PM
Place: Boston University, Life Science & Engineering Bldg, 24 Cummington St.
Room: 103, Boston, MA 02215

Featured Guests: A panel and demonstrations with John S. Allen & Alvin Foster - recording a concert: video & audio lessons learned

Last June, BAS members John S. Allen and Alvin Foster, with two assistants, did a three-camera video shoot of a concert by the Joyful Voices of Inspiration, a Gospel choir, with a separate audio recording. John has edited the recordings into a concert video.


The Joyful Voices will be performing again at 4 PM, on Saturday, June 11 in the same venue, the First Parish Church, in Waltham -- an opportunity to get to know the choir's live sound, the music and the acoustics of the venue before our meeting. The Joyful Voices are a dynamic group with a large acoustic sound and several fine soloists. Admission is free.

Driving directions to First Parish Church are at . There is ample parking at the church or across Church Street. The church is a two-block walk from the Waltham commuter rail station (Fitchburg line) where the #70, 70A, and 554 MBTA buses also stop.

The BAS meeting feature on the 12th will be a discussion of what John and Alvin learned by producing the video -- preparation of the venue, acoustics, lighting, miking, camera placement, audio/video perspective issues, synchronization of the separate recordings, video editing issues and much more. Alvin will give a demonstration of post-production directivity adjustment of the SoundField microphone that he used for the recording. Segments of the video will be shown. We will also to have a representative of the choir to discuss the performance and the recording from a musician's viewpoint.

There will be refreshments at 5:30.


The Boston Audio Society
PO BOX 260211
Boston MA 02126

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