Since 2023, the two closing concerts of the Carl Flesch Academy are being recorded on video with several cameras. One camera shows the soloist from tip to toe, as it is required for applications. The video material of this camera will then be used for the video sponsored by the Carl Flesch Academy.
The additional cameras are used to capture the conductor, orchestra groups, the hall and further perspectives of the soloists. From all these camera angles a professional video can be edited for YouTube, Vimeo or websites.
Unfortunately, no. On site, a camera and microphone arrangement is chosen that consideres the needs of all soloists as well as the orchestra and that disturbs the audience in the hall as little as possible. A change during the concert is not possible.
The effort — and therefore also the price — for the production of a professional video depends on various factors:
These aspects make it clear that blanket price quotations are not possible. In most cases, the costs range between 1,800 € and 4,200 € (for German musicians plus 19 % VAT).
For comparison: With self-organized video productions, the total costs are usually in the five-digit range. For the orchestra alone, fees of 10,000 € or more are usually incurred, and rentals for photogenic halls range from 1,000 € to 3,000 € per day. Add to that about 1,500 € for filming, travel and accommodation costs plus the sums mentioned above for video editing and sound mixing.
The opportunity that the sponsorship of the Carl Flesch Academy offers you is therefore a truly unique financial support. After reviewing the video material and discussing your correction requirements, we will be happy to submit an individual offer, which takes into account a discount for artists of 30 %.
It can happen, especially with young musicians, that a concert doesn't turn out as well as hoped. Playing a good concert is one thing. To publish this concert — and with it all possible small mistakes — in a video is another. Videos are often viewed more critically and can be watched multiple times.
Whether the performance is "video worthy" can therefore only be judged after a concert. Since the Carl Flesch Academy finances the actual recording, soloists need not decide whether to have a professional video made of their performance with multiple camera angles and sound mixing until they receive their single-camera video for applications.
If no video editing is desired, there is no cost to you.
The video production at the Carl Flesch Academy is headed by Oscar winner Tyron Montgomery from Munich, who has specialized in affordable classical music videos for several years. Anyone who has questions in advance is welcome to contact him at any time (in German or English):
A video example with Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto can be found here on YouTube