Video of the Month 2014
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• February 2014 Video
• March 2014 Video
• April 2014 Video
• May 2014 Video
• June 2014 Video
• July 2014 Video
• August 2014 Video
• September 2014 Video
• October 2014 Video
• November 2014 Video
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About "Video of the Month 2014" - in general
"Video of the Month 2014" is the headline of a unique activity by Danish composer and guitarist Finn Olafsson.
Every month in 2014 a new "live in the studio" recorded video was uploaded to YouTube featuring Finn Olafsson's acoustic guitar music and acoustic guitar techniques.
In 7 of the 12 videos Finn Olafsson plays brand new tunes which have never been published before while Finn Olafsson plays tunes
known from his CD-albums in 5 of the videos.
In two of the videos Finn Olafsson is assisted by his brother Torsten Olafsson on tablas.
We used three cameras: One focusing on Finn Olafsson's left hand, another on the right hand and the third filming the "total" of Finn Olafsson playing the guitar.
The setup was engineered by Kim Ingemann Erichsen, Peak Production ApS, who was also in charge of the editing of the videos.
An exciting and interesting feature for many acoustic guitar fans is that Finn Olafsson plays on different Danish Kehlet Guitars
and American C.F. Martin Guitars and David W. Musselwhite guitars from video to video.
In order to give all the guitars that Finn Olafsson plays in the videos equal conditions for optimal sound, a new set of exactly the same brand of phosphor bronze strings was put on on each and every guitar.
The guitars were recorded by sound engineer Ronnie Bille with a pair of DPA 4041 microphones "directly" through an AD stereo converter to a digital recording system.
The audio recordings were edited and mixed by Tobias Folting and Finn Olafsson in Folting Studio engineered by Tobias Folting.
For every video there is an individual, dedicated webpage here on Finn Olafsson's website where you can read in much detail about the background for each of the guitar pieces, the story about each of the guitars he is playing in the videos, the different guitar tunings used and some 'how to play it' advice. The essays are extensively illustrated with photos.
In Spring 2015, a double-DVD set including an audio CD, "The Audio Tracks",
with all the 12 videos and some extra specials, was released.
In April 2016 the double DVD/CD set was followed up by a music book including all 12 acoustic guitar pieces presented as sheet music / guitar TAB.
All the music pieces are also available online for purchase and download as separate sheet music / TAB PDF files.
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