A few years ago my friend Joe Day and I were talking about how everyone has a camera on them all the time now (phones, flip cameras, etc.) and how awesome it would be to encourage everyone to bring them to a show, have the artist choose a song and everyone records that song. They would send the files to me and I’d splice them all together with the master that I captured on my camera (keeping the audio from a room mic or something). We’d then push them out via a website as one video shot from many different points of view.
We’ve never been able to get this going.
On April 2nd my friends Bryce and Amy are hosting a house show with Goldfinch and Noah Gundersen. They have agreed to my little experiment and are actually pretty excited by it. If you’re interested in joining us on this trek, there are still some spots open. You can RSVP on Facebook if you’d like to help make history (ok, I don’t know if it’s actually going to be historic, but it’ll still be fun). The more people with their cameras, the better it’ll be.
The best part about this is that anyone can be part of creating and documenting a shared experience. You don’t need to be a pro, just use what you’ve already got to help out.