The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117349   Message #2526848
Posted By: Rabbi-Sol
29-Dec-08 - 03:35 PM
Thread Name: An Offer You Can Not Refuse
Subject: An Offer You Can Not Refuse
The Borderline Folk Music Club in conjunction with Maximum Impact Media of Spring Valley, NY are making this offer to all musicians, provided that your genre is either Folk or Bluegrass (sorry no rock or rap).

We will create a professional grade 90 minute DVD for you FREE OF CHARGE, providing that your are willing to share the commercial rights to the video with us. (one third for the artist, one third to Maximum Impact Media Inc. & one third to The Borderline Folk Music Club). The Borderline will be using its share to pay guarantees to performers playing our house concert series.

This is not your standard Youtube video. This ia a professional job.
The audio is sound engineered and mixed with high quality microphones using the latest version pro-tools in our recording studio. The video is shot using ideal studio lighting conditions with high end cameras. ( We use 2 cameras - one in lockdown position and one for zooming in). At the same time, we also take still photos and we will do the graphic design for the jacket.

In these tough economic times, we realize that most emerging artists can not afford to put up the money to shoot a professional video. This is a way it can be done with no up front costs.

Being that both, myself and the studio owner are Sabbath observant Orthodox Jews, we can not do this on a Saturday. Also, the studio owner is a full time NYC High School teacher (both, day & evening), which eliminates Monday through Friday. Therefore, the only day that we are available to do this is on a Sunday or a legal holiday when school is not in session.

The performer can record the session either without an audience or in front of a small audience of 8 people consisting of The Borderline volunteers and booking committee. In addition to the 90 minute performance, we can alo record a 30 minute interview done by a professional DJ that will be suitable for commercial broadcast, although we can not guarantee that it will be aired, which is at the sole discretion of the DJ.

Those of you who have done studio work know that the setup is time consuming. For a one person performance, we ask the artist to come in at 12 noon and we begin shooting at 2 PM. We do two 45 minute sets with a 30 minute intermission. If the band consists of more than one person and plays many instruments additional setup time will be needed and they may have to come in earlier. Each instrument and vocal must be properly miked and prepared for tracking. The video lighting must be properly set as well.

We will give preference to travelling musicians who do not live in the area but we welcome local musicians as well.

To schedule a recording and video shoot date you can PM me or e-mail me off the board to