28 April 2012 - Nervous Ticks perform “Mindless Rev” and “Rat Brat” at Strange Matter.
Because the floor lighting is so much darker than the stage lighting, I had a hard time seeing everyone in my screen. I was also close enough that I knew I couldn’t FIT them all in the screen at once. And I couldn’t really SEE what I was recording, except for Noell since the drums were pretty well lit. I knew I could probably see Liza when the drums were to the right of the frame, so I panned back and forth to try to get everybody. It took me a while to figure out that the light in the doorway was just past Chaz’s head, so if I could get that light in the frame, I was probably picking up Chaz as well. (Although he was still mostly in darkness, and I did cut his head off a few times. Sorry, Chaz.)
18 April 2012 - The Nervous Ticks performing “Hot Water” at Strange Matter, RVA.
This is a song I tried to catch when they played it at Kingdom, but my shot had been blocked by some dude with a big head who stepped RIGHT in front of me mid-song. So this time I decided heads or no heads, I was getting this song! As usual, I tried my darndest to keep everyone in the frame, but I didn’t always succeed.