First and foremost - this DVD was worth the purchase of the album alone...fantastic production man.
1. What camera did you shoot this with?
2. Were you not able to plug into the soundboard at the St. Louis show? This is great footage but I think it suffered from the Roots TV 2 problem...feedback/echos in the live performance.
3. In the classroom, it looks like (when Common is spitting "Real People"), he's addressing the "slave mentality" line to someone who's not in the sight of the camera...was he?
4. Over what time period was this footage taken? I was under the impression you (more or less) tour with Common...so I just wonder how far back some of this goes. Obviously its all BE footage but...yeah.
1. "An inquiry and a question" In response to Reply # 0
>2. Were you not able to plug into the soundboard at the St. >Louis show? This is great footage but I think it suffered from >the Roots TV 2 problem...feedback/echos in the live >performance.
Not so much that, but to obtain a direct board recording which could have been synched up with the footage during post-production. A good portion of hip-hop videos suffer due to bad sound, and I think had it been from the board, I would've liked it better.
====== Here's my question:
1) Is the bonus DVD a small hint of what may be coming in a bigger Common project?
I was going to complain about a few things, but to make a long story short, it felt too short and I would have liked to have seen more in-depth coverage of various things. However, I did like the balance between him being in the studio (the technical side) and him having a new fashion consultant (the image side). That worked for me.
11. "I'm not talking about syncing" In response to Reply # 3 Wed May-25-05 09:21 AM by johnbook
I used to do post-production work myself, but I mean, if the source of a board recording is in one place, and video which takes in audio from its own microphone(s), it's a simple matter of matching it up and that both are consistent with each other. If someone is running things completely digital (which of course makes it easier), it's a matter of doing a point comparison.
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>me and this fool (who can NEVER let you hear new shit unless >he PREFORMS it for you while he blastin it)--riding in slick >ass beverly hills in a 7 series-- > >playing me the jawn for the first time. > >im blasting the shit outta this record. >he in the passenger seat acting like its the first song from >his concert (you know how hype he can get)-- > >and to the left of us. > >a big ass jeep pull up. > >tinted windows... > >rolls down... > >fine ass YO-YO.....looking at us like we done lost our >minds.... > >green light. > >we aint move. > > >(beeeeep beeeeeeep beeeep beeeeep bneeeeeeeep neeeeeeeeeep >eeeep beeeeeep!!!! MOVE IT!) > >WE AINT MOVE SHIT. > >too hillarious....come on B... > >that coulda made the credits now!
I truly thank you for your honest feedback sooo very much. I do. It means a lot for OKPs to type positivity on here. 'Hate' seems easier to type sometimes... lololol
>1. What camera did you shoot this with?
Canon GL2. On board microphone. Often shot with the wide angle lens for close-quarters to expand locations.
>2. Were you not able to plug into the soundboard at the St. >Louis show?
Good insight, but the performances where recorded with the same camera the same way. The location of the Common show was in a club where the board wasn't mixing the sound (yuck!) and the ambient sound was bouncin' around a bit. The Roots joint was in a huge arena where the sound flowed from the speakers and didn't have anything to bounce off of.
>3. Is he addressing someone off camera?
Naaaw. Eye contact with students.
>4. Over what time period was this footage taken?
A few short months. The REAL question is how much time did the label give me to pull it together. Man. The bonus DVD has a fraction of what is going to come later. Doesn't even compare to the dopeness. It's gonna be a piece that covers unique material from a wiiiide time span. It will really be a masterfull piece.
16. "hold up, is that a premiere!" In response to Reply # 6
>The bonus DVD has a >fraction of what is going to come later. Doesn't even compare >to the dopeness. It's gonna be a piece that covers unique >material from a wiiiide time span. It will really be a >masterfull piece.
will there be a com career documentary or something? would be niiiiice. are you putting it together? good luck, man. and don't forget some EC tour footage, i know you didn't tape all that for nothing. lol
9. "i dont have a question but i wanna say something." In response to Reply # 0
i thought the dvd was very well put together. ive purchased cds before with dvds that were not even half as good as this dvd. i appreciate it because it feels very planned out, and not like something that was thrown together in a couple weeks. i enjoyed watching it. thank you.
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The DVD is dope because it successfully documents an important artist telling his own story. Common will be acknowledged as a hip-hop heavyweight in the pantheon of the greats and the more that all his dimensions are put out there, the more secure that spot will be. Who else is going to do it right if the artist doesn't take the reins himself? It's not like he'll have a Behind The Music coming up soon.
Also, if any fence-sitting potential fans pick up this record off of a whim - thanks to what seems to be an effective promotional push - they'll definitely be hooked for the long run by the DVD.