Live Directing | Beyond The Sound

Welcome to Adorama Beyond the Sound, where we take you behind the scenes of a full production to create professional music videos. In this series, we cover everything from audio, cameras, microphones, live directing, lighting, and more. We've partnered with Framework Productions to bring you this series, and we hope you also check out the fully produced music videos from the featured artists.

Sitting down with Framework Productions' director, Steven Pierce, this episode explores the keys to directing live music. Starting with his core principles for live directing, Steven then lays out three key parts inside of it: following the song, camera operator communication, and song coverage in order to create a dynamic, yet intimate piece. Finally, then is how all these tools and approaches support the love of the music first and foremost, so as to enhance the experience of those enjoying the captured performance.

Featured products:

Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio Pro HD

(Products below explored in Camera and Lenses episode):
Red Helium

Sony A7S

Canon Cinema Lenses

(Products below explored in Lighting episode):
Skypanel s360

Astera titan tubes



(Products below explored in Microphones episode):

Sennheiser ME 64

Sennheiser md 41

Neumann kms 105

Sennheiser E 604

Rode NT3

AKG C414

Rode videomic pro+

Shure sm58

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