UPDATE – The challenge: Live to on-air in 16 hrs, with DSO’s New Year’s ConcertDecember 30, 2011
Well, things are moving along nicely on the project, and excitment is buildng. As mentioned before, the mid-show interview with Music Director/Conductor David Amado is completed, save for some editing based on what happens at the concert itselft.
On Tuesday, the script I wrote for the voice-over was approved by DSO, and sent to Jack Moore to read on Wednesday. Jack (ever the pro!) turned it right around and did a great read, with a few extra touches that really make the production shine (and my job a little easier). I’ve since tweaked it a bit and put it on the timeline in my editing software (Samplitude/Sequioa) for the broadcast template.
So now, we’ve got all the talking we need for the broadcast: a beginning, a middle and an end. We just need some music!
This afternoon, I’ll be leaving with all my recording gear and heading over to the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, for a 4:30 load in. The plan is to be set up and ready for a 7:30 start of tonight’s final dress rehearsal. Then the REAL work begins. We’ll be using most of the available 24 tracks to capture the entire orchestra, the audience, and whatever else needs to be recorded.
The goal for today is to capture everything and bring it back here for a preliminary mix - for backup and possible repairs, depending on how everything goes at the concert itself. (I’ll spend most of Friday, Dec. 30th working on this. ) This also helps for the final mix in that we’ll have overall levels set, tracks and effects assigned, etc. The more time we can save on the back end, the better.
So that’s the latest from here. If I have internet access, I’ll update again from the rehearsal tonight.
Thanks for following along!