Nicole Maguire Run With Me – Official Video

Nicole Maguire Run With Me - Official Video

Nicole Maguire Run With Me

Nicole Maguire Run With Me - Official VideoOfficial video by Nicole Maguire Run With Me, first track release from her new album “What You Really Mean” released October 29th 2012 in Ireland.

The Video Shoot & Process…

I shot this video for Nicole Maguire back in March 2012 using a Canon 7D DSLR camera and a guide demo track of Run With Me. The lighting was a simple setup of two continuous softbox lights. We took about a dozen different takes till enough was captured.

The Canon 7D shot at a frame size of 1920 x 1080 which was way to large for my laptop to handle, a 1.8 Ghz machine with 4Gb RAM running Windows 7, when in Adobe Premiere Pro the screen would just freeze. I needed a way to edit the HD footage so having scoured the web for a solution I learned a technique known as proxy editing with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Proxy editing follows the process of converting all of your HD footage to a lower resolution while still maintaining the exact same file names, in my case I choose 640 x 480 pixels. I then store the lower resolution files in a new folder and import that folder into Premiere Pro. You begin to edit the video with the lower resolution file and my laptop could handle the workflow very easily. When your video edit is ready and that includes all your cuts, transition etc. you save and exit Premiere Pro.

The next stage is to move or change the name of the lower resolution files folder. Now start up your Premiere Pro project once again and the program will prompt you for the location of the moved or renamed folder files, at this stage select at least one of your original HD videos (assuming you had them already imported) and Premiere Pro will start to rebuild the project with the HD files this only takes seconds. In essence you have tricked Premiere Pro and now on your timeline is your edited video in high resolution. The final stage is to render it out to a format of your choosing.

Enough of my technical ranting and on with some info about Nicole Maguire.

About Nicole Maguire…

Nicole Maguire has been writing music since she was 12 years old. Having her first original gig at 14, is wasn’t long before Nicole know that her lifelong journey would be in music.

Having  finished school, Nicole went on to study Music Management and Sound engineering at Cork’s Colaiste Stiofain Naofa.  All aspects of the industry were covered here and the course created a deep foundation for Nicole’s career.

By the time Nicole was 21, she had released  independently her debut single ‘Lipstick Girl’. This song received rave reviews within Ireland as well as ‘best single’ in independent magazine ‘Backstage Traffic’. The Star newspaper stated that “Maguire will make the rest of the country sit up and take notice”.

In August 2008, Nicole released her next single ‘I’m Gonna Be’ and the following March her debut album ‘Fight The Score’ hit the shelves. Nicole also toured with Nanci Griffith in Febuary and this led her across the water to Nashville for the first time.

To date, Nicole has toured in Europe and America, worked with renowned producers Karl Odlum (The Frames, Gemma Hayes), Ciaran O Shea (Cyclefly) and more recently Nicole has begun working on her new album with Thomm Jutz, Nanci Griffith’s producer and guitarist. She has also written with award winning songwriters from Ireland, the UK and The USA.

Preview or buy What You Really Mean – Nicole Maguire

Visit: www.nicolemaguire.ie

Nicole Maguire Run With Me – Official Video.

Google Pay Tribute To Les Paul

Google Pay Tribute To Les Paul

Today Google pay tribute to Les Paul the inventor of the solid body electric guitar. Below is a screen-shot of the Google homepage where you can actually strum the guitar strings and make a sound. It would have been a nice touch if the picture was of a Gibson Les Paul with strings. Up until his passing aged 94 Les Paul performed two shows every Monday night at NYC’s Iridium Jazz Club on Broadway and 51st St. Today would have marked his 96th birthday.

Google Pay Tribute To Les Paul

Google Pay Tribute To Les Paul
Google Pay Tribute To Les Paul

Google Pay Tribute To Les Paul

Les Paul was also known as the inventor of multitrack recording. His innovative talents extended into his playing style, including licks, trills, chording sequences, fretting techniques and timing, which set him apart from his contemporaries and inspired many guitarists of the present day. He recorded with his wife Mary Ford in the 1950s, and they sold millions of records. Slash from Guns N’ Roses would be a good example of the sound of the Gibson Les Paul guitar.

Apparently if you use the Google Doodle in the U.S.A you can record and play-back your efforts. Google has used the power of HTML5 to create the guitar so you can play with your keyboard (using the letter keys) or just use your mouse. I have tried using it on my iPad but cannot get sound from it.

Twitter Mentions Of Google Pay Tribute To Les Paul:

@dannybloomfield‎  wow that is so cool RT Whoa, this Les Paul tribute is one of the coolest Google Doodle things ever. Very interactive!

@adamhand‎ playable google logo with recorder in memory of les paul. awesome… a great honour the way Google Pay Tribute To Les Paul.

Live @ The Marine Bar – Youghal

Filmed Saturday 12th February  2011 at The Marine Bar – Youghal. Playing live are The Steve Whelan Band & The Red House Blues Band featuring Bobby Lee. Experimenting with some camera settings on the Canon HV30.

O Emperor Live Taloned Air @ Debarras Clonakilty

O Emperor - Taloned Air - Hither Thither - Live @ Debarras Clonakilty - 2010

This is my latest video project O Emperor Taloned Air filmed live at Debarras, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland – Friday 8th October 2010.

“So few young Irish bands arrive with such an authoritative voice.” (Evening Herald) O Emperor’s “Hither Thither” is big, bold and ambitious, spanning musical territory from 70s soft-rock, across Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd to contemporary folk pop in its journey.

Pearl Jam – Backspacer – Full Album Listen For Free

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For its ninth album, Pearl Jam chose to go back to working with producer Brendan O’Brien. The album was the group’s first album to be produced by O’Brien since the band’s 1998 album, Yield. “At this point, I think we’re willing to let somebody cut the songs up a little bit,” says lead vocalist Eddie Vedder. “In the past, Brendan would say, ‘It’s a great song, but I think you should do it in a different key’, and we’d say no. But now that we’ve heard Bruce [Springsteen] has listened to his suggestions, I think we will too.”  Bassist Jeff Ament said, “He brings a brutally honest approach to what he thinks is working and what isn’t, and it really moves things along… We don’t get weighted down with ideas that maybe aren’t even that good. He’s one of the few people outside of the band that we trust with our music, and we’re really, really looking forward to making this record.”

In 2007, after Pearl Jam’s 2006 tour had ended, the band members began recording demo material on their own while staying in occasional contact via e-mail. Guitarist Mike McCready revealed at the time that he had tested out some ideas with guitarist Stone Gossard and drummer Matt Cameron in separate sessions as well. Rolling Stone reported in May 2008 that Pearl Jam was in the early stages of working on its ninth studio album and had already had one session with O’Brien. McCready stated in 2008 that the album is “really in its infant stages right now” and that the band had “about five ideas that have been worked on.” After laying down some instrumental beds in 2008, additional demos were put to tape in December, and Ament, Cameron, Gossard, and McCready came up with another array of material during a trip to Ament’s home in Montana. Ament said, “It’s the first time since the first record that we’ve really rehearsed… instead of just going to the studio with a handful of ideas.”

Vedder proceeded to put rough vocals on about half of the material formulated in the December session, and also brought in his own material for the band members to work on.In February 2009, Pearl Jam went for a two-week session at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California with O’Brien. It was the first time the band spent a considerable amount of time recording outside of Seattle, Washington since the band’s 1996 album, No Code. McCready said, “When we got together with Ed and it really started getting more cohesive, we took that momentum down to Los Angeles with Brendan… It was a great idea to get us out of Seattle. You’ve gotta get outyour comfort zone, and we’ve talked about doing that for the past ten years and kind of haven’t, so we trusted Brendan’s judgment.” In April 2009, the band went for a two-week session to finish the album with O’Brien at his mixing facility at Southern Tracks in Atlanta, Georgia.