As of 2021 Green Note has had equipment to be able to capture performances on up to 5 cameras with high quality, multi-track audio. There is also a live-streaming package available. Importantly, the recording is discrete and set up so that it won't intrude or impact on the performance and the audio quality has been given as much care and consideration as the video.
I record all my shows at Green Note on 3 cameras, upload the watermarked footage to private youtube links and give musicians a week to decide if they want it at the prices listed below. There is a £20 discount for booking and paying for recordings before the show. Recordings from more than 3 cameras must be arranged and paid for in advance.
For performances that are live-streamed, a copy of the live-edited video synced to an audio mix of the FOH feed combined with the room mics is available for musicians to take home and use. For all other recordings, only the raw files of the unedited video and unmixed audio stems are available and will need post-production.
Please note all the prices listed here are for RAW FILES. This will include include video files from any cameras, multi-track audio from the mixing desk (up to 14 channels) plus audio from a stereo pair of room microphones to capture the ‘live’ feel and the audience response. To create videos ready for public consumption the audio will need to be mixed and synced with the video, and the camera shots edited together at a later date. This can be done at home with programmes such as Logic or Final Cut, but is also a service I provide and my video editing rates are listed below.
Prices for this service are listed below. There's a £20 discount for paying before the performance. This does not include the cost of doing live sound which is separate and arranged through the venue. Recording time is limited to 120 minutes of total stage time.
AUDIO ONLY: £35 +VAT
(multi track + ambient)
You receive audio stems (.wav files) from each channel of the desk, a mono print of the mix plus a stereo recording of the ambient room microphones. These are raw files for you to take away and mix into finished tracks.
AUDIO + VIDEO: £70 +VAT
(single camera only)
You receive the audio files as before as well as HD video files from a wall-mounted camera opposite performance area on stage left. These are raw files for you to take away and mix/sync/edit into music videos.
ADDITIONAL CAMERAS: £25+VAT each (max 5)
Cameras are available to film from different fixed angles. One next to the stage, one from stage left, one from stage right, one on stage centre that's captures a close shot and a wide shot from stage centre capturing more of the room.
BASEMENT GIGS: £150 +VAT
(3 cameras + Audio)
3 Cameras plus audio from the desk and an ambient pair of mics in the room. Due to the small venue size I am unable to remain in the room during performance. NOTE: Different Cameras: 4k Camcorders (NOT DSLR)
1st video of a single song £125 from a set, then £60 each for subsequent songs from the same set. Changes to delivered videos charged at £30 per hour. A Compilation video of 3 or more songs are charged at £60 per song.
Now Available: £50 discount on video editing if you supply the mixed audio.
All Prices subject to VAT at 20%
Audio recorded with a Cymatic Audio LR16 running from the direct outs of the venue's Allen & Heath Mix Wizard. Videos recorded at 1080p via 4 SonyA6400 DSLR cameras and a Zoom Q2n (camera 5).
Getting you the files: (Multi-cam 4k recordings can easily exceed 100GB in data)
1. Online transfer: I can host the files for two weeks on Dropbox for you to download. This is the easiest way to transfer the files although with large projects it is likely to take a while and may be best to set downloading and leave overnight. Good internet speed essential!
2. 'Snail Mail': I can post you an SD card or thumbdrive containing your files which you send back after transferring the data. Either you provide me with the drive or I can supply one at cost or for a refundable deposit if returned within 10 days.
Examples of finished edited Green Note Videos (Below):
Top-left is by Wayward Jane recorded via multi-track, filmed on one camera from Green Note and mixed the day after the show (£70 service + editing). Top-right: Multi-Cam shoot for Brooks Williams (£125 service + editing). Bottom-left: Multi-Cam shoot for Mountain Firework Company (£125 pre-booked service + editing) Bottom-right: Livestream snippet. Bottom-centre: Basement shoot (£150 pre-booked service + editing).
Multitrack audio + 1 Camera (£70 + VAT)
Multitrack audio + 4 Cameras MUST BE BOOKED (£125 + VAT)
Multitrack audio + 3 Cameras (£120 + VAT)
Livestream with live editing
Basement Recording (£150 + VAT)
LIVE RECORDINGS: multi-track audio and video
Since 2006 I have been resident sound engineer at London's biggest small venue.
I immediately felt an affinity to the place and it's my favourite venue in London for it's intimacy, atmosphere, food and friendliness. I cut my teeth there and although I have engineered in all sizes of venues across the UK and beyond, the Green Note endures as my musical Mecca.