Every time I film a session outside, I say it was the coldest its ever been. Well, this was definitely the case this time! I met up with singer/songwriter Jerad Finck at The Highline Ballroom on 16th street and then walked down 2 blocks to the little park near the Apple Store. The temperatures felt like they were in the teens or lower. The major problem that night was the wind, which you’ll unfortunately hear in the audio at times.
At one point towards the end, a huge wind gust came through and we were all cringing and kind of laughing at the same time. I think my arms were frozen for the second song too, because I forgot to focus at one point haha. So in a way, the second track is my outtake. It was freezing out, but what do you expect trying to film outside in February. I didn’t want to film inside though. Next time it’s that windy, I need to get some windscreen thing for the lav mic. If there are any audio people out there and have a better idea on how to get rid of this wind, let me know!
Jerad performed the songs “Won’t Give Up” and “Stuck in Your Riddle,” which are off his awesome EP Stuck in Your Riddle on Rock Ridge Music. You can get that on iTunes or Amazon.com.
Jerad Finck was a trooper for putting up with the cold; good thing he didn’t perform barefooted like he normally does. Talk about frostbite! Be sure to check out Jerad live, which you can see some of my photos I took during his set at Highline Ballroom. You can see the rest of them at my photography website SkaPunkPhotos.com.
You can watch this episode on the Before The Concert YouTube channel as well.
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Before The Concert premiered Episode 3 with Nick Gill earlier this week and I hope you enjoyed it! While filming, you’re bound to have some screw ups and I particularly love watching those clips so why not have one myself?
I already did an outtake reel for Episode 1 with my buddy Frank Froese, so now we have one with Nick Gill. It’s just a quick 2 minute clip featuring Nick trying to perform in NYC in the cold. We got people screaming at him, passer-bys coming by to chat and other things. If you enjoyed Episode 3, check this out!
As soon as I heard Nick Gill’s new album Waves Are Only Water, I knew he would be a great fit for Before The Concert. When I found out he was going to be in New York City for a show at [music venue], I got in touch with Nick to meet up for a quick session.
Nick Gill is a singer/songwriter from Alabama (who lives in Nashville) and has a unique voice. A day doesn’t go by where I don’t listen to at least one song from him. After meeting up on Allen St., I thought it would be cool just to film in the bike path/walking area on Allen St. I scouted out that section on Google Maps and it proved to be a nice spot where cars go by and gave a nice New York City feel to it.
I filmed Nick performing “By The Way,” which is also my favorite from him. It was cold outside so we only filmed one song. I’m just happy it wasn’t as cold as it was the next day, then I don’t know what we would have done if we couldn’t film outside. I would have liked to have filmed more songs but perhaps another time when it’s warmer outside.
At one point, Nick was trying to perform the song and couldn’t hold in the laughter when a bike rider shouted out to him. So look out for a quick outtake clip coming soon.
Thanks to Nick Gill for being a sport and performing in the cold!