In the past two years of starting OBF, I've been able to film a variety of content. The first year primarily consisted of weddings, while year two allowed me to venture into new areas of filmmaking. In 2014 I'v been able to film multiple interviews, live events, photography, more weddings, and lots of musical performances.
One of the things I love the most about starting my own business is that I'm always learning. Learning how to run the business, learning how to market the business, and my favorite...learning how to do what I'm in business for, which is filmmaking. I've heard from multiple people that have been in the industry many years that they are always learning. I think this is a silent fear that I have, of one day getting bored and closing up shop because it all becomes a process. I don't think this will ever happen.
Enough history, this is a BTS.
My crew for the day consisted of Lee and my 10 year old daughter Aspen. Both just happened to be partially disabled at the time. Aspen with her slightly fractured wrist (ended up not being fractured), and Lee with his gimp leg. Sorry Lee, I've joked on you too much about it :)
Our talent for the day was Trisha Stacey, and Jon Muccitelli of Yeshua's Brand fame. OBF previously spent an entire day filming with Yeshua's Brand back in April so we were very comfortable working with Trisha and Jon. Having a previous and good relationship with clients always helps, especially in stressful moments and time constraints.
The whole filming/recording time took the entire four hours we had booked. We recorded three cover songs that day. The first song was Rita Ora's, I'll Never Let You Down. The second song was Cold Play's, Fix You. Lastly, Hillsong United's, Oceans. Having a dedicated sound guy is a must for this type of shoot, but that wasn't an option that day. Thankfully Jon was able to help me out with setting up the mics, interface, levels, etc for recording everything. It was both his and my first time doing something like this, and I think it turned out great!