Songwriting As Craft (Texas Music Documentary, Episode 5)

In this episode we spend time with music industry executives and professional, award winning songwriters talking what it takes to  hone your craft and find success - whiter success means. 

We are also introduced to Woody Russell. He plays "The Skin I'm In" one of my very favorite performances from the entire five years I spent working on the show. During the shoot I remember being mesmerized by the tone of his sound. Of course, as is always the case, you had to be there - there's just no way to replicate the experience of being in the room - but we did our best. 

This is part of a documentary series that I worked on as a photographer, videographer and social media strategist. On the show we went behind the scenes & follow Texas-based singer-songwriters living the Troubadour life.

While I was part of the production team for the entire run of the show, I was just one of a half dozen or so videographers who contributed. A note to my fellow internet content creators: one particularly interesting element of this documentary is the gear I used as one of the videographers on the show. For all the content I currently shoot, I use a variety of enthusiast level cameras from GoPros to Canon Point & Shoots to Fujifilm mirrorless cameras. You can see all the current gear I use here.

The primary cameras I used on this shoot were Canon 7D DSLRs. Look at this episode and leave a comment about what you think about the overall production quality of this piece with the 7D and GoPros mixed into shots from the other videographers using professional cinema cameras.