(This video originally had a runtime of 16:13. The unedited version, which has better audio quality, is available for download here)
What happens before the microphones are plugged in? Before the guitars are tuned one final time? Before the RECORD button is clicked? In Episode 7 of Inside the Triple Llama, we dive into chord maps, Joseph’s handmade note-taking system where he plots out what needs to happen when (and where) for every instrument.
What must a llama do when a song has multiple guitar parts? How can you even be sure you’re playing the right chords? Isn’t it sort of obvious that an Eric Clapton cover is, by definition, going to contain a healthy amount of guitar tracks? We’ll get to all that…and more!
This video was my first experience working with OBS AND my first using DaVinci Resolve for an editing program. I think it mostly went well, but the video looks slightly choppy in places, which is 100% my fault. The default video output for OBS is a format called MKR, which I’ve never heard of (and which DaVinci doesn’t read). I’d already shot the entire episode before I realized this. Then to make matters worse, I encoded the clips to MP4 at 24 frames per second, not the 30 FPS at which they were shot. And once you set the frame rate in DaVinci, it can’t be changed.
Also, I did a number of on-screen annotations for this episode, but except for the final one (which appears during the closing credits), none of them actually show up.
So..mistakes were made. We had some problems. But I’ve changed the OBS settings and will know better going into Poems to a Puppy next month. Resolve is a pretty remarkable program—and somehow, it’s free! I am indebted to Greenbeard Creative for informing me about it and giving me a few online tutorials in its use!
Other than the Triple Llama opening and closing themes, all songs featured in this episode are Royalty Free Music from Bensound. In order of appearance, those tracks are:
Grab your notebooks and your favorite Sharpie, and let’s get to marking!
Want to see everything I’ve created in the same place? Because you can do that!