Hello. I'm expanding a choral group by making a "part-time" chant group that likely will be singing mostly in Catholic Churches, either in the service or in other ways. We're small - about 6-7 of us and we're about to start rehearsing, priority one being preparing for this video / demo to get gigs. We might make a more involved video later but for this we need short, simple, affordable. The singers are mostly people I know from other choirs I have directed, and they are volunteers but the best volunteers in the choirs I know. Right now we are SA, and that will be us for this Vid, TB coming when it comes. My sense is that this vid should be done in a church and our chanting will likely be done with a harp or organ to fill out the sound a bit.
Most of the singers I am working with are people fairly near to New Haven, CT. This doesn't mean we have to do this demo in New Haven, but the closer the better. We do have one promising venue in North Haven we are exploring, but bottom line - we have some flexibility where we record.
This chant project, which is starting with chant but may more to other rep, is connected to a rather big entity called Composer's Choir. You can google us and check us out if you like. We're about 11 years old.
Right now we are recording in the studio Firehouse 12 in New Haven, but for this vid I think it would be much more effective in a church. If doing on location in a church it too expensive, we'll do Firehouse. I'd prefer a church. We do not need anything like a 14 microphone setup - I think a room mike or two attached to the vid would do it. Knowing churches, it's possible that there will be a lighting issue because Churches are often on the dim side, so I might like to bring in lights depending on cost. I fully believe money is coming, but right now I think that practically speaking the smart thing to do is go low budget, keep things simple. I have, for example, zero intention of taking out some sort of loan or sticking this on a credit card (I despise credit cards and never use them)
Bonus information: Everything is under an umbrella 1 person LLC called Musidream. Long story short, I want to incorporate as a 501c3 next year. It will open up more musical freedom and funding sources, both for the volunteer choir and Composer's Choir which will be folded into the incorporation. Right now, Composer's Choir is basically impossible to incorporate because, unlike community choirs, we have pros but no regular singing members. I've been working in choirs for about 20 years and in every board I see the board is typically made up exclusively of members.
We are about to start rehearsing; my goal is to have this video done in about 2-3 weeks. We're just doing two pieces - both of them pretty easy. At this point I do not have a date, and I don't know what day of the week it will be but my guess is Sat or Sun. Maybe Friday PM.
I can handle audio post production, but not video. Which might mean that I will need to do this with you doing both.
To talk about money really briefly, We can do this at Firehouse for about $200. It's fine except we'll have a recording studio in the background instead of a church - bad visual.
Please let me know if you have any interest and maybe we can brainstorm a bit about how to do this most effectively.
Below I see many things about intellectual property agreements and such, and they cost money, so let's talk about hat when we talk.