Yes, I agree about the lighting. On that video you can see the greenish coloured light shining in from the left just above ankle level. That was a problem for me whenever it was used, straight into my eyes and my camera lens. I had problems even seeing anything, let alone making a video. Fortunately it was only used on a few of the tracks. I found that some of her performances were better lit than others. The worst one for me (apart from those where they used the aforementioned green light) was probably Jonathan's Gethsemane.
Well our illustrious 'tourist' recorded it although Hayley was at times in almost pitch darkness! This video illustrates well how awful the stage lighting was - especially near the start - it was the worst lighting I've ever seen at a concert!
Big thanks to Dave and to the tourist! Remarkable video and sound
At mark 1:10, Hayley turned to stage left and did a sort of circling gesture with her hand...I wonder what it meant?
She does that quite a bit. Watch Martin's video from summer 2011, I think it was Mummer's Dance, she did the exact same thing, except she was looking straight forward. I have a feeling she is very well-aquainted with the person she's signaling to. i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif
Ok, NOW I'm caught up haha. What an exceptional set list! So many songs she's seldom if ever performed before. Was this professionally recorded in any way? It would be a fantastic concert for a new DVD or live album
Basically the engineer on the mixing desk at the side of the stage adjusts the sound in the monitors as heard by the performers, hence Hayley's signals to the right. The main sound engineer at the back of the auditorium looks after the sound as heard by the audience.
I noticed in the first part, in the low notes with a mouthful of words, she was a little off. Though I think that section sounds kind of hard to sing, kind of going up and down, and being so low for her.
But then I don't think there's a single singer I've heard perform live, in person or through the computer screen, that hasn't missed a note or 2 once in a while. So, really, you can't judge a singer by whether they hit every single note perfectly in one performance you hear, and automatically conclude that they sing off-key all the time. Most of the time, they probably don't.
Hayley Westenra Fans in Taiwan have been very complimentary about your editing of the 'Close To You' video. This is Bing's translation of their comments when they shared the link:
Who says amateur fans can't have professional work?
Today to see Haley's most powerful international HWI fan groups last uploads of professional achievement. Hayley in concert in London the other day, and was more than pleasantly surprised, didn't expect Hayley sister in her live concert, singing the carpenters The Carpenters in 1969, classic English song sung by the Red ' Close to You ' and powerful HWI, a combination of the two fan power. Two fans at the front of the stage in a different perspective at the same time photographed this beautiful singing-Haley.
HWI keep the two independent films, the consent of the subject's consent, clip a very perfect and professional film! Sea her sister watched the film a beautiful figure, great atmosphere to sing the classic songs, as if people indulge in that period of time in the past, entire stay in that time ... ❤ ❤ ❤ youtu.be/KWo9W2HUVM4 (Translated by Bing)
Nice one Dave and Martin, The two camera angles certainly add interest to the overall effect of the HWI posting. My own primary interest would be in the sound quality, getting good video is just the cherry on top.
I am sure Dave, life would have been easier if the two cameras had been identical with the same file types, well done.
must be like trying to fit Toyota parts to a Nissan
" But you make me forget so very much.
I forget to pray for the Angels
and then the Angels forget to pray for us. " ......Leonard Cohen