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Act1 won vrijdag de voorronde (#8) van Clash of the Titans in DB’s. Op school begeleid ik samen met een collega deze band in het kader van het landelijke project ‘Buma Music Academy’. Ze schrijven al hun nummers zelf en ik vind het geweldig klinken, wat een sound en al op die leeftijd (2e/3e klas)!
Ik heb twee nummers van hun set gefilmd met 4 verschillende camera’s: Canon 5D met 24-70, Canon 7D met 70-200, camcorder vanuit het publiek, GoPro bij de drums en een Zoom H4n voor het geluid. Gemonteerd met multicam in FCPX.
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Vrijdagavond was de Pop Night van de Biltse Muziekschool. In verschillende samenstellingen speelden de leerlingen (soms samen met docenten) verschillende nummers. Ik was druk alles te fotograferen en tegelijk ook te filmen voor het Kunstenhuis. Voor de verandering eens een GoPro op het podium gezet voor een spannend perspectief, wie weet kan ik nog wat met die beelden.
ROXETTE 2012 – FANtastic!
A mini-documentary about Roxette’s 2012 world tour.
The story of Roxette’s world tour and the special relationship between the band and the fans.
Recorded on the 29th of June 2012 in the Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Produced exclusively for the Daily Roxette.
Shot, edited & directed by Colin van der Bel
We had a Halloween party coming up and we were going to dress up for the first time. We decided on characters from a 50′s black and white movie and Jessica decided to create her own costume.
The video was shot on my Canon 7D with 35mm 2.0 lens, all shots handheld (some with a Zacuto viewfinder). I edited and graded it in Final Cut Pro X.
Inspired by all those beautiful time-lapse videos out there, I decided to give it a try myself. I’ve been doing some time-lapses with GoPro cameras, but hadn’t really tried working with DSLRs seriously yet. Last summer in Ireland I had some time to give it a try. We had a stunning view from our apartment on the eastern coast of Ireland in the small town of Skerries, just north of Dublin. I was fascinated by the beautiful sunset and speed of the tide swallowing the rocks at the coast so I decided that would be a perfect subject for my time-lapse.
Roxette is currently on the second leg of their world tour and after playing at the Bospop festival last year they came back to the Netherlands yesterday to play the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. I’ve taken pictures and done interviews at previous Roxette shows for the Daily Roxette, but this time I wanted to take it even further. I came up with the idea to make a ‘mini-documentary’ about Roxette, specifically about the fan – exclusively for the Daily Roxette.
I started out by interviewing the fans while they were waiting at the venue for the doors to open. I contacted most of them beforehand, some of their stories are really amazing and emotional. It was quite a challenge to shoot outside in this busy, uncontrolled environment but I’m very pleased with the footage I’ve seen so far.
After hearing all the fan stories it was time to talk to the band. I had my own ‘interview room’ where I could set up lights, cameras and audio, everything was arranged perfectly!
After the interviews backstage it was time to head intro the main room to shoot some footage during the concert itself. Not only what happened on stage, but also the screaming fans in the front row.
I’m really happy with the footage I got, everything looks great and the content of the interviews is exactly what I needed (and more)! The finished result will be published on the Daily Roxette.
Jitte Milder, one of the participants in my “Spinning For Mama” video, asked me to make a video of another charity event. Her cycling team ‘Bulthoven’ is raising money for cancer research and organised a spinning marathon at a local gym. It was really inspiring to see people so passionate about a cuase they believe in, hopefully this video can spread the word.
Just two days ago I started the production of my first documentary, “Achter Het Gordijn”. The documentary tells the story of a ballet ensemble that works hard towards their goal at the end of the season, the recital . Two days ago I had the first shoot, filming a ballet class preparing and practicing choreographies. I was really excited about the footage I got and decided to put a teaser up as soon as possible, to get my idea out into the world and also to be able to show all those participants what it is I’m actually doing all the time with that ‘photo camera’.
Since it’s basically a one man production without any budget, sometimes I have to be really creative because there’s no sound or lighting person to help me out. All the footage in this teaser was recorded on my Canon 7D with three lenses, 24-70 2.8L, 70-200 2.8L and the incredible Tokina 11-16 2.8 lens. Most shots were done on a basic tripod, for the slider shots I used a Kesslercrane PB pocket dolly with a Manfrotto 501 head – a great combination of you ask me! I put a Zoom H4n on top of the camera for reference audio but decided not to use it in post. I’m really looking forward to the next shoot.
I really like testing out new things so I decided to edit the teaser in Final Cut Pro X. The footage was shot with Technicolor’s Cinestyle profile, I used Crumplepop’s Tonegrade plugin to add lots of detail to the shots and then did some basic color correction and grading within FCPX itself. I then added the title sequence and credits, which were designed in Motion 5. I was really psyched when I found this piece of music so I bought and licensed it immediately. from a creative point of view, I really cut the video to the music, trying to sync the movements of the dancers to the accents and rhythm of the piece.
If you want more information about the project, you can visit the project’s dedicated website at www.achterhetgordijn.nl (in Dutch).
They also generously put a few original camera files up for download so everyone could have a hands-on experience with the footage. I did some quick color grading in FCPX and I must say that I really like the footage, the only thing that’s missing right now is a plugin from Apple for Canon’s MXF files in FCPX.
After having produced several promotional videos for schools with a creative team that was great to work with, we decided to start EduPromo as a new business. Focusing mainly on schools and non-profit organisations, we produce completely custom made promotional videos that have a distinct vision. We have gathered a pool of regular freelance contractors that we like to work with, making it possible to fit the customer’s needs exactly. Because of that we can either have our communications expert think out some great concepts or just work together with our customer’s regular communications department. Read more on EduPromo.nl (in Dutch). The video below was shot with a 7D and a 450D (timelapse). TV presenter and celebrity Sipke Jan Bousema did an excellent job on the voice-over to make the viewers feel at home.
Houtens by EduPromo