Beer Barrel Polka ala Jerry!

April 6, 2020

 

Well, this song came about as the result of an inspiration from the accordion forum, but I had wanted to make this video a long while back.

This video is different in several ways:

  •  The first and most obvious is the format of the video.  This 16:9 format is great for playing on TVs and widescreen computer monitors, but it sucks for being able to fill in a frame with someone playing accordion.  I made the video file friendly for my needs, meaning its closer to a 4:3 format than 16:9.

  • I made the audio from this video differently than I ever had in the past, in that I recorded 3 tracks (one voice, two for the stereo output of the accordion), straight in to the stereo line in of the GH5s camera via the QSC TouchMix 8 digital mixer, and it came out pretty well!


The final way that it’s different… the ending of the song!  I wanted to inject a little comedy in to the piece, and so I modified it to a somewhat classical “Straussian” ending!  🙂 

I had a lot of fun and learned a lot, like I always do, from the making of this video.

Enjoy!



5:32 PM 4/10/2016