The First NP Video ~ Carlsbad Caverns in NM!

Zoom session with Chromatic Stories Film Crew based out of Las Cruces, NM

The very first video of the National Parks project is coming up the end of October at Carlsbad Caverns National Park!

I spent a week in New Mexico in 2015 to perform Lon’s beautiful piece Carlsbad but didn’t make it to the Caverns. They look absolutely gorgeous in pictures…can’t wait to see them in person!

I plan to always hire a film crew from the state that the park is in and I hit on a gold mine with Chromatic Stories, a group based out Las Cruces. From the short films I’ve seen them do, they are incredibly creative and master storytellers. I don’t want to give away too many details but the story they are painting for the Carlsbad video looks amazing…so excited to be a part of the process and to watch it all come together.

I am happy with the amount of time I’ve given myself to memorize the piece. I’m not feeling rushed and that’s good because I’ve found out that I’ll need to continue preparing in a whole new way. While talking with the video crew at one of our zoom sessions I discovered that we aren’t, according to Park regulations, allowed to “emit sound” which of course makes a music video a tad difficult!

I am going out today to pick up a bow that has zero rosin on it and then will need to learn how to control it (it slides all over the place with no rosin) so that the bow will be on the string but there will be no sound coming out.

When I get my bow rehaired a couple times a year the person I get it from has already put a bunch of rosin on so I didn’t even know what it was like to play with no rosin until several different students over the years have come into lessons with a violin they purchased online that had zero rosin and therefore zero sound.

I’ll be putting up little videos on how it goes on Facebook if you’re interested in following along. It’ll be an adventure for sure!

I’ve learned one very important lesson in the process of preparing for this video shoot (I think that’s what you call it…or maybe filming session…?) I don’t know but they all sound cool 😉

… and that’s to not buy my outfits too early! I was so proud of myself for having the dresses lined up and ready to go a year in advance. Of course, I didn’t have much else to do a year ago… Much to my chagrin, I discovered that they are too small now, when I need to actually wear them. Rather than stress about losing pounds I decided to get new ones. They are so pretty…I love and will create any excuse to dress up 😉

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