The Erica Bryan Band recently released a cover video of one of our favorite songs, "Cardiac Arrest." At first, you look at the video and think, oh that's nice, they are singing and playing a song and someone is filming it. But, there is so much work that goes into making one simple cover video that I feel needs to be recognized!
This project started in August. We recorded the song at Starstruck Studios in Nashville and had our friends Hunt and Jonathan engineer it. It took about 6 hours total to record this one song because we had to set up all the cables, equipment, instruments, etc up. (usually that's set up in advance for a session, but this was a little spur-of-the-moment!)
Then, we sent the song to our mixing engineer, Jonathan (a different Jonathan), to do a preliminary mix, so that we could have something accurate to film to.
Once we got the first mix in September, we recorded the video. Our original Videographer was unavailable to do the actual filming that day, so our friend Cody stepped in and shot the video. (Cody is now the Director of Video Production at Warner Music Nashville...so basically we ended up having a ballin Videographer)
We recorded the video on the roof of Starstruck Studios in a hallway. It was the middle of September, so we thought it would be a nice fall day, but it ended up being 85 degrees. We were all sweaty and ready to get the filming over with, but luckily it only took about 5 takes for all the different angles. Once the filming was done, we had to wait for the song to be completely mixed so that our video editor, Skylar, could edit the video to the correct version of the song.
In about Oct, we got the final mix and sent all the files over to Skylar. Skylar finished the editing in November, which was too close to Thanksgiving and Christmas, so we decided to hold the release of the video until January.
Who knew it would take 4 months to complete this project of a "simple" cover video?! But, I'm glad we got it finished and could share it with you all. Enjoy!
Sometimes I think I'm crazy. But sometimes, I think I know exactly what I'm doing.