I went to Le Guess Who in Utrecht, and it was very good. Here’s a festival report. The festival is spread out all over Utrecht, like here in front of a church where Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares performed. (The doors closed mysteriously before the huddled throng and nobody let us know what was happening, … Continue reading Le Guess Who
Huh. Where did that interference pattern/banding thing that’s on the first of the evening’s sets come from? Is that from the camera? Or was there a 50-ish Hz light source blinking that I didn’t see? Weird. And it disappeared on the last set, and I don’t think I changed any settings on the camera…
Hey! I recorded some stuff and forgot to edit and upload.
I’ve been using a Panasonic GH4 camera for a couple of years to do concerts. It’s a very nice camera, but it has a few problems. 1) When recording video, it splits the video into 4GB chunks that I then have to piece together. It’s not a biggie, but it’s annoying. 2) More seriously, the … Continue reading My New Concert Blog vs Useful Consumer Review
Oops. And then I deleted the next set while trying to copy it from the SD card…
I’ve always loved the sound of a steam iron.
My camera’s microphone freaked out completely on the Agnes Hvizdalek piece, so I haven’t included that one. But it seems to have survived on this:
I didn’t find a good place to put my camera, so the angles are kinda … off… Sorry.
This time it’s the Motvind festival, day one, which is all about protesting other festivals being sponsored by big oil and weapons and stuff.
I put the SD card into my Ubuntu laptop, copied some files over, and then unplugged the SD card without ejecting it. I thought it would be safe because I hadn’t altered anything. But when I replugged the card, it was invalid. And fsck.exfat on Linux knows nothing. It’s worse than John Snow. I plugged … Continue reading My New Concert Blog
Eek. The SD card mysteriously ran out of space, even though du said it was empty. And it happened in the pretty part at the end…
Look, I’m a Windows developer: Actually, I just pushed the Concerts in Oslo Cordova app to the Windows Phone store to debug the submission process. At work I’ve tried to push an app several times to the store, but Microsoft just says “it doesn’t work”. When I ask “er, what doesn’t work?” their response is … Continue reading NCSI SUV: CSID
I got a new camera! The Blackmagick one was just too pro for me — no white balance detection, and a 40 minute battery life. So I got a Panasonic GH4, which is less pro and has a longer battery life: So what does Mir look like with this camera? Mir is still as yellow … Continue reading My New Concert Blog
I bought a CD from those peeps: And those, too, but it doesn’t look as funny.
Lots of merch at this festival. CDs… T-shirts… Unmentionables… The usual stuff. Anyway, here’s some vids:
I got a new lens for my Blackmagick Pocket Cinema camera: Yeah, I know. But it’s a 7-14mm lens, so I can finally get the entire stage in frame. I don’t think I quite got peeps in focus, though. And I should have used my external microphone, because the internal microphone is awful: Whenever there’s … Continue reading My New Concert Blog
Jazz!!! And my veins are now finally the exact same colour as the stamp at Mir!
The light was even more difficult than normally…
See? Colours!!! Man, that was a great concert…
A friend suggested that I change the white balance on my Blackmagic camera. I did! Down to 2500K. Here’s the result: I bumped the contrast a bit in post, though. Well, it’s better. The lighting on that stage is just very difficult.
I’m experimenting with my newish Blackmagic camera. I ISO’d it down a bit, and f’d it up a bit. So the back wall isn’t a total white block now. But here I didn’t angle it high enough, and the battery ran out: And here the 128GB SD card ran out: *sigh*
I like used this camera. It’s all action and stuff Here’s Deathcrush and TBA. I love Deathcrush.
I decided I didn’t want to go to a concert every day, after all. But I did see Cat Power on Tuesday and The Thing on Thursday and Cloroform yesterday. Anyway, I gave the weird audio-recorder-with-a-camera thing a go at the The Thing concert. The video quality is, not surprisingly, pretty awful. This is what … Continue reading Useful Consumer Review (feat. Rockvember)
I was looking at the list of concerts for November, and there seemed to be a show I wanted to see, like, every other day. So I thought, well, why not see a show every day for a month? Oslo isn’t London or New York, but it’s somehow one of the best cities in the … Continue reading Rockvember
And then Inga Copeland played afterwards, but I didn’t get any footage because I was kinda bopping around.
Toft & Joe McPhee & Chris Corsano & My my my
I was out with a cold for a week, but when Kongsberg Jazz started was feeling well enough to binge on Sudafed and Mucinex (and other cold remedies also illegal in Norway) and went to Kongberg. A lovely time was had as always. It’s the best jazz festival in Norway. Apropos of festivals, every year … Continue reading Jazzz
Multipletap at Cafe Oto was a lovely two-day festival featuring a butt-load of great Japanese peeps. Mostly noise stuff, but Ko Ishikawa played a lovely flute set, and Yumiko Tanaka did a very intense string-based thing. Day one was good, and on day two they fixed everything that didn’t work on day one. Seating, videos, … Continue reading My New Concert Blog
28 Swedes… One stage…
So I wanted to test the camera again. I mean, filming. I decreased the HD-ness to perhaps save some battery life. There’s apparently no way to shut the screen off while filming. That’s annoying, because a bright screen sitting on a table at the front is kinda annoying. The camera shut itself off every 20 … Continue reading My New Concert Blog vs Useful Consumer Review
I forgot my camera, but here’s a Damo Suzuki picture from my Nokia E7 phone: It might be Symbian, but at least it’s not Google, Apple or Microsoft. Evil free!
I got a Canon S120 the other day, because I thought it’d be nice to have a camera small enough to actually schlep around again. So I went to the Deciders concert: After sixteen minutes the “I’m dying!!!” battery symbol started flashing in red, so I switched the camera off. I switched it on during … Continue reading Useful Consomer Review vs My New Concert Blog
I’ve been carrying around a Lumia phone the last week, so I recorded a couple of shows. Getting the videos off of the phone proved to be challenging. Google has sabotaged the Microsoft Youtube app, so you can’t upload directly from the phone. And using normal HTTP uploads is disabled in the phone, apparently. So … Continue reading My New Concert Blog