Well Planned Support for "The Improvised Concerto"

Image courtsey of Michael LutchThis Sunday, Productive Media teamed up with Susie Dangel and Pix Mix Video Services to record "The Improvised Concerto" as performed by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and featuring composer Mark O'Connor on violin. It is Mr. O'Connor's ninth concerto.

Since 1958 the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras have been committed to musical excellence among Americas youth. They strive to offer professional coaching, rehearsal space and instruments and have consistantly produced some of the best young musicians in the nation.

Productive Media is no less committed to providing an excellent program, so we brought back the professional crew that produced "An Evening with the Pops". We know that we can rely on our staff and our vendor-partners to produce the best quality product each and every time, and we're proud to say that it doesn't go unnoticed around Boston's Symphony Hall, where excellence has always been the expectation. We had four cameras and all of the trimmings set up in a short time, and were able to record both the dress rehearsal and performance.  The performance and rehearsal were amazing! 

The Farmers and the Funk

Seth Wereska check audio levels before shooting an interview with tap dancer Lee Payne.Geoff Briggs and Seth Wereska trekked on up to the painfully bucolic town of Dublin, NH to video tape a loft (barn?) party played by the newly formed Groove Heroes. The project is anchored by Vinx, a master percussionist and long time friend of Productive Media. The band rounds out their sound with an amazing German jazz drummer, a young New York hip-hop vocalist, a German cellist who doubles on electric bass, and a tap dancer. Yes.  Tap dancer.  From London. It's very cool.

Productive Media got involved to help boot strap GH's promotional Seth Wereska, Vinx, Geoff Briggsmaterial for an upcoming European tour. It turns out that with a lineup like that, a person really needs to see and hear the music to start to understand it. We lit Vinx's performance space and ran a three camera shoot of their first-ever live performance while also conducting up some quick interviews with the band. We're looking forward to turning out a unique electronic press kit for their label Dreamsicle, and maybe catching a show some time when we aren't glued to a viewfinder. (It's tough to nod your head to the music when there's a camera in the way)

FutureStage at Symphony Hall

Every year Fidelity Investments offers musicians in the Boston area local schools the chance to win the opportunity to perform at Boston's Symphony Hall.

The students receive a gift card, rehearse with famous musicians, Broadway stars and directors, and culimate their experience with a fully produced concert event from the stage normally reserved for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

FutureStage tapped Productive Media to help record their special event with a full multicamera /  multimedia production.

We quickly pulled the tech team together to provide a multicamera production with projection and video playback. The night was a resounding success and we're pretty sure that those students will never forget it.