We put a lot of time into this one. I brought in 3 studio mics to see if we could improve the sound of the Artist's performance. This resulted in an overall improvement in dynamic range and frequency response, which made it seem like the Artists were in the same room with you. These mics are more sensitive though, so there is some room noise and hum from the lights that are barely detectable, if you're looking for it. We're going to try more experiments to see if we can fix that.
We also had a problem with the synchronization of the audio with the video. The weird thing was the problem only was there on SOME of the takes. Others were fine. The fix was to align the audio and video of the unsynchronized takes in post production.
Episode 2 was edited entirely on Adobe Premiere Pro CC at home. The final product was brought to Davis Media Access for upload and airing on their system. We have a very slow internet connection speed at home, so upload to YouTube took 26 hours. The show went up on the Artist's Connection YouTube channel on Wednesday, March 4th. We currently have 387 views.
Taping Episode 2 took more than 6 hours. Kevin, the Artist's , and the crew were infinitely patient with the technical problems. I've developed procedures for initial studio setup and taping that should go a long way towards reducing the chaos and speeding up the process. The March taping session will encompass 2 episodes--one aired first Tuesday in April, the other aired first Tuesday in May--so I'm hoping these procedures will get us out of the studio in time for dinner.