Each year the summerfestivities hit my hometown of Nijmegen like a nuclear bomb. Nearly one and a half million people descend upon our city near the river to be merry and enjoy music at a party called “De Affaire”. This year I was asked by VPRO Broadcasting Company to film a number of special acoustic sessions in the oldest stone building in the country for their music website www.3VOOR12.tv. We came to call them The Chapelsessions.
So in the span of 5 days I shot 15 acoustic sessions with artists such as The Morning Benders, The Crookes, Dez Mona, Sarah Blasko and many more.
I shot the sessions on two camera’s, a Sony HVR-Z1E and a Sony HVR-Z5E, both in SD 25p mode. The sound was recorded into the HVR-Z1E from two Neumann KM-143’s. Lighting was primitive, but effective. As of today, I’m still a few sessions away from finishing the editing job. It was alot!
Right here is the session I filmed with Sarah Blasko:
Watch the rest of the sessions on vimeo.