3 Degrees Band Tournament

A Live performance by Nicole Serrano, of her song "Lay Your Weapons Down" at Three Degrees nightclub in Minneapolis, MN. Recorded October 2nd, 2010.

I had never heard this artist before until her sound check. She played about four measures, and I instantly knew I had to record her.

I used a Canon Rebel T2i with a 50mm 1.8 Canon lens. Handheld only, no sticks or gear. 1080 at 24fps. Audio is a sync of board feed on CD and house mix recorded on a Handy Zoom H2.

I shot all of this myself, using only one camera. No external monitor meant tricky focus changes, especially at those close distances. But I feel the racking looks pretty organic and kind of dreamlike. I usually don't start a piece at the bridge, but the arc of the performance was such that, with the available footage I had, it worked better.

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