Thursday, November 17, 2011

Jimmy Davis on Kentucky Homefront

FULL SHOW 20 Minutes
Presenting Jimmy Davis recent winner of the Ketuckiana Blues Society's solo Blues competition, and who will be competing in the the solo/duo Blues competition at the IBC in Memphis next year. 

Big thanks to John Gage host of the program for allowing me to film Jimmy's Performance, and his wonderful radio show, please listen in Wednesday evenings on 91.9 in Louisville, Ky area.

Camera 1 Canon XA-10 Curt Edwards
Camera 2 Canon XH-A1 Debbie Edwards
Camera 3 Canon HV-30 Static Balconny
Edit Sony Vegas Pro 10
Audio Zoom H4n with two Samson Co2 Mics

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Added another HD Camera to our Arsenal The New Canon XA-10 First Looks

The new Canon XA-10 finally arrived on a very rainy cloudy weekend, but I had to get out and give it a ride.

So I toted it along on my day in and around LaGrange, KY.

All footage shot in 30P, MXP mode and hand-held with IS turned on.

Renederd in Sony Vegas Pro 10 at a 1920X1080 MP4 File

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Barefoot Best Friends

The talented and lovely Barefoot Best Friends, perform at the Tales, Veils & Rails Bridal show in LaGrange KY

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Product Spotlight Video for Werner-Todd Pump Company

We shot this for Werner-Todd Pump Company's web site.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Voodoo Chile - Jimmy Davis Band

Brought in the new year with the Jimmy Davis Band at the Electric Lady In Madison Indiana, here they are rockin some Voodoo Chile

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jammin with Jimmy - Kind Hearted Woman

In The studio at Sony Tree Nashville, Jimmy decided it would be fun to throw down a little impromptu Acoustic Blues Jam and was kind enough to let me sit in. No rehearsal just do it, how much fun was that!! Thanks Jimmy!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Jimmy Davis - Cigar Box Blues - Sony Tree Studios

A little video snippet with non-mastered audio of Jimmy playing his Cigar Box guitar made by Ross Polley at Sony Tree Studios in Nashville TN. With Taylor Pollert at the board.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Diluted - Pop-Kiss CHAINSAW

Pop -Kiss CHAINSAW performing "Dilluted"

Live at Phoenix Hill Tavern in Louisville KY.

Filmed with two Canon XH-A1's and one Canon HV30
Audio captured with Zoom H4n with two Samson Co2's
Color and Edited in Sony Vegas Pro 10 mixed with some SD studio footage from the band when they cut the track.

Thanks to Valerie Knapp second camera and Mike Hargis for use of Second Xh-A1

Check Them Out at Their Web Site 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Jimmy Davis - Country Lovin'

Another rocking LIVE cut from our Jimmy Davis Doin' Well DVD.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Andrea Davidson "Just The Winner"

The beautiful and talented Andrea Davidson with special guest on fiddle Scoot Moore.

Filmed at the historic Ohio Theater in beautiful Madison Indiana at the Jimmy Davis' "Doin' Well" CD release show.

Beautifully edited by Mike Hargis begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Original Music ©Copyright 2010 Andrea Davidson ©Copyright 2010 MidnightStar Video

Cameras: Two Canon XH-A1s and a Canon Hv30
Audio: Zoom H4n with plus two external Samson Co2 condenser mics in 4-track mode.
Edit: Sony Vegas Pro 9

Andrea on MySpace

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Jimmy Davis "Sinkin Low"

Filmed at the historic Ohio Theater in beautiful Madison Indiana at the Jimmy Davis' "Doin' Well" CD release show.

Original Music ©Copyright 2010 Jimmy Davis
Video ©Copyright 2010 MidnightStar Video
Cameras: Two Canon XH-A1s and a Canon Hv30
Audio: Zoom H4n with plus two external Samson Co2 condenser mics in 4-track mode.
Edit: Sony Vegas Pro 9

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Jimmy Davis "In Time"


Teaser from the soon to be released DVD of Jimmy Davis from his new CD "Doin' Well" Live show. Jimmy's music really speaks to me I couldn't be more excited to help him out with the new DVD, as I am a BIG fan of his music

Filmed at the historic Ohio Theater in beautiful Madison Indiana at the Jimmy Davis' "Doin' Well" CD release show.

Original Music ©Copyright 2010 Jimmy Davis
Video ©Copyright 2010 MidnightStar Video
Cameras: Two Canon XH-A1s and a Canon Hv30
Audio: Zoom H4n with plus two external Samson Co2 condenser mics in 4-track mode.
Edit: Sony Vegas Pro 9

Monday, October 4, 2010

Coming This Fall - Q3HD - Handy Video Recorder

As the ad says "Flips are for Kids"

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Said to be around $299.00 when released

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Star Touring & Riding #180 Feed The Children Run

The Star Touring Louisville Chapter constantly does fund raising for the Feed The Children Charity Foundation. Once they get to a certain level Feed The Children delivers a Semi load with 24 pallets and 1088 cases of Personal Products, Food Staples and Water to be distributed. This year by The United Covenant Church, this distribution will cover 20 Parishes, helping lots of families in need.

We had chapters from Tennessee and other parts of Kentucky along with other groups join us for this wonderful event.

As Founder of this group, but admittedly not very active anymore. I am very proud of what has grown out of my early efforts, the guys & gals did a marvelous job pulling this together. We had a full Police escort for the whole ride blocking intersection and expressway ramps we didn't put our feet down the whole ride.

I shot this run and gun from the bike, and gave a quick 1st draft edit as everyone has been asking about it. I want to try and capture the giving spirit, fellowship and fun of this event.

Shot with a Canon XH-A1, a GoPro Hero HD Camera and edited in Sony Vegas 9.

The song "Stand By Me - Around The World" is from one of the most remarkable video projects I have ever seen "Playing For Change"

If you have not seen this you must, it is one moving experience and so well done. See the video here. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Highlight Reel 2010 KY Humane Society Poker Society

This is my tribute/highlight reel of the 1st Annual Two Wheels Four Paws Motorcycle Poker Run. Put on by the the folks that do such great work at the Kentucky Humane Society.

This was a new fund and awareness raising event. We had beautiful weather although it was Very hot. I shot a fair amount of riding footage but it was so warm it fogged up the inside of my mount for the GoPro HD and I was only able to use a little bit of that footage. So luckily I had packed the XH-A1 on the bike and this is what I shot.

They had a great turn out and this looks like it will be a smashing success in years to come. Thanks to all that came and participated, theirs is an important mission.

Camera: XH-A1
Edit: Sony Vegas Pro 9
Song: Smash Mouth - Everyday Super Hero

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

New GoPro Test - Father's Day Ride Captured

I unfortunately had to travel for business this year on Father's day, so Carson had the great idea the day before that her and I should take a bike ride and have a yummy dinner and desert, so this is just what we did. She also gave me a lovely note that made me so glad to be her Step-father, so a special day indeed!

So another chance to play with the new Go-Pro HD hero camera.

So pop her full screen and take a ride with us!

Bonjinn - Pituful

Bonejinn rocking Pitiful

Make sure and have some good speakers and crank it up!

One of my favorite Louisville Bands. Although this one has been on the back burner for awhile and the band has gone through some transitions since, it still rocked so good I had to go ahead and finish it! This is for my friend Marty C Triplett one of the best rock vocalist in town. Anyway hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Shot this by myself with the following;
Static Camera - Canon HV30
Roving Camera - Canon XHA1
Audio - Zoom H4n and two Samson Co2 Condenser Mics strategically placed.
(Real pleased with my audio outcome on this one!)
Edit - Sony Vegas 9

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Heaven Hill Live Album Track Recording at Derby Party

For all 10 performances check out their Album on my Vimeo Site

Filmed at the Pre-Derby/Live album track recording show at Phoenix Hill Tavern in Louisville KY

Thursday, May 27, 2010

2010 KHS 5K Waggin Trail Pet Adoption Highlight

Support the Kentucky Humane Society CLICK HERE

Short lil impromptu viral video shot last minute and on the spot. This was for the Kentucky Humane Society and HIlls Pet Nutrition. Shot as part of the 2010 5K Waggin Trail Run/Walk fund rasier. Please support your local Humane Society and their sponsers, without them, they couldn't get it done.  Pet over population is a HUGE problem.

Camera: Canon XH-A1
Audio...: Rode NTG2 Shot Gun Mic
Edit......: Sony Vegas Pro 9

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

GoPro HD Hero out of the Box Test (Very Impressive)

I excitedly got my new GoPro HD camera today, and seeing it was a beautiful 80 degree spring day I thought what better first test than to strap it on the motorcycle and take a ride to go visit my daughter and grandbabies out in the country. So I strapped in various posiitions on the bike as I made my Journey.
Shot in 720 30p mode, there is no color correction I just crushed the blacks a slight bit, so this is pretty much straight out of the camera.
This little camera is amazing!
Edited in Sony Vegas Pro 9, music is Pantera's Cowboys from Hell.

Check it out here

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

30 Second Oxmoor Country TV Commerical

This is a 30 second commercial spot I produced, shot and edited for Oxmoor Country club to be run on WHAS television in the Louisville, KY market.

No professional talent used, all are actual club members and I think they all did great!

All interviews were shot 1920X1080 24p with the new Canon VDSLR T2i, using a Tamron 55-200 lens and black Muslin backdrop with two 650W Smith Victor lights for Key and Fill and 126 LED back/Hair Light. All B-Roll was shot with Canon XH-A1.

Audio was captured using a Zoom H4n and two external Samson Co2 matched mics in 4 track mode, then mixed refined and rendered as 48/24 WAV files. Score is from Sony Cinescore.

All edits and color corrections done in Sony Vegas Pro 9.0 64bit with help from the AVV color lab plug-in.

Executive Producer: Teague Ridge Oxmoor Country Club
Director/Director of Photography: Curt Edwards

Editing and color: Curt Edwards
Audio: Curt Edwards

Monday, March 29, 2010

Louisville Music Showcase Videos Are up

We have an album on vimeo that has all of the 16 bands videos from the 2010 Louisville Music Showcase, so stop by and check them out, there's a genre of music for everyone. The 2010 Louisville Music Showcase Album

Here's a sample with East 146...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

B&H Now has the new Canon T2i's

If your are seriously thinking of buying one, use this link as the site gets support from B&H, thanks!

The Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS CLICK HERE incorporates a number of advanced pro-DSLR features in a compact and very affordable camera body. Driven by a DIGIC 4 image processor, the T2i contains a high-resolution 18.0 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, and can capture JP EGs, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), or RAW+JPEG stills at burst-rates of up to 3.7 frames-per-second. The EOS Rebel T2i can also capture full 1080p HD video with monaural sound, or stereo sound when using (optional) 3.5mm external microphones.  For More info

Matt & Mack Houses of the Holy

Matt and Matt Live from Shooters!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Our Falcon Friend Comes To Visit

hot this off theback deck

Canon XTI - Tamron 50-200mm-ISO 200- 1/640 - 200 mm

Joe Hanna - Cincinnati Highway

Here we caught Joe Hanna Live playing his hit song at the Eifler Theater at the Clifton Center in Louisville Kentucky.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

We won and will be on FUSE TV

Well the votes are in congratulations Vernon! Thanks to all of you for helping me get my art more exposure and to Vernon for a great tune. Great friends are the best! I plan to re-enter Heaven Hill in next months competition for those that are following and having fun with this like I am. Never in my wildest dreams... did I expect my two videos to be the final two, and I owe that to you all. Thanks again from my heart!
See Video

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Insane Outlaws - Modern day Bonnie & Clyde Cover

My wife Deb and I had the pleasure of capturing some of Kentucky's own "Insane Outlaws" true 100 Proof Rockin County, rockin the Rivehouse II in Madison Indiana.

Cameras: Canon XH-A1(handheld), HV30 (static)
Audio: Zoom H4n 4-Track Mode with Samson CO2 matched condensor mics
Edit: Sony Vegas Pro 9
Very pleased with the audio outcome

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Matt Moore as Bob Dylan Monologue

This excerpt was from an Oldham County, KY High School Performance put on 12=17-09 by the Spectrum Class to raise money to build a Guatemalan School to support Children in need.

A DVD containing more excellent mock Celebrity Performances, monolouges, singing, dancing and poetry as seen in the credits can be Purchased for $15.00 plus $5.00 Shipping.

If Interested email and I'll tell you how you can obtain one. The proceeds will go to Mr. Kaufman at the Oldham County High School and directly to the cause!

Canon XH-A1, HV30, ZOOM H4n, Vegas Pro 9.0c

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

1DMKIV Rebel video Nocturne is back online

From Matthew Jepsen's great blog feed.

Some months ago, Stu Maschwitz, David Nelson, and Vincent LaForet, and a small group of DV Rebels shot a proof-of-concept short film on a pre-production Canon 1DMKIV DSLR. Shortly following it’s release online, it was pulled (presumably at the request of Canon). Well, apparently Canon is ready to show it off again, as Nocturne is now back online. Vincent’s blog has details and watch links. There’s also a short behind the scenes clip.