Over the past year, I had the pleasure of producing/directing a series of videos for extremely talented classical guitarist, Patrick Worley. Now that all the videos have been released, I wanted to get them all up in a blog post for everyone to check out!
For this project, we used the breathtaking backdrop of the All Saints Chapel on the campus of University of the South in beautiful Sewanee, TN. With a visually stunning location secured, we set to work filming Patrick's performance of 5 classic pieces that he had hand-picked for his forthcoming CD/DVD combo release. The selected works, composed by the likes of Niccolo Paganini, G.F. Handel and Augustin Barrios Mangore, span a wide range of emotions and technique which Patrick masterfully embodies and portrays in his performances.
It was really a breath of fresh air having the opportunity to work with this type of raw talent and professionalism...a nice escape from the often overproduced and flashy world of modern popular music that I find myself covering on a regular basis; not to say there is anything wrong with that at all, but to step back and witness/document true musical virtuosity in it's purest form, especially in such an amazing venue, is an experience I will not soon forget!
Huge thanks to Matt Miller for his camera and lighting assistance on this shoot and to Marshall Weidner for beautifully capturing audio.
Cameras: Canon T2i, Canon 60d
Lenses: Canon 85mm f1.8, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8, Sigma 10-20mm, Canon 50mm f1.8
|Yours truly filming a take...photo by Matt Miller|