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Welcome to Quintessential Soul 2016!



BBQ Meet and Greet Shindig!: Sunday August 21st, 12:00PM-6:00PM.
Recording Dates: Saturday August 27th-Sunday August 28th
Show Date: September 17th at Boxcar Brweing Co.

(Updated Aug 5th)

Saturday August 27th
10:00-11:15 AM
12:00-1:15 PM
2:00-3:15 PM
4:00-5:15 PM
6:00-7:15 PM
8:00-9:15 PM

Sunday August 28th
10:00-11:15 AM
12:00-1:15 PM
2:00-3:15 PM
4:00-5:15 PM
6:00-7:15 PM
8:00-9:15 PM

What ya get:

-BBQ Meet and Greet Networking Event with all participants.
-1 Song Recorded, mixed and mastered.
-Music Video of your recording/performing your song.
-Artist Interview Video.
-Compiled Solo Artist Interview+Music Video.
-Spot in Complete Event Featurette Video.
-Live Showcase Performance with every Quintessential Soul participant.
-Catered Light Fare will be served at studio recording sessions.
-Dedicated Camera Man for Event

Cost: $220
(Price reduced by Sponsor)



The Entire Event at-a-Glance:

-A BBQ meet and greet will be held At Woodcrest Studio, Sunday August 21st 12:00PM-6:00PM for folks to get to know each other, network, play boccie, grill food, and be merry. Bring an instrument to play! Bring your favorite snack for others to munch on and I will be grilling hand-made burgers, a recipe I haven't made since 1992! They are delicious, trust me, but beware, there will be cameras rolling during the day to capture footage for the featurette! You may bring 1 guest.

Ok, now on to the music capture day.

The Day of Recording:

-1 Hour is reserved for recording your song and performance video. During this hour you will be able to settle in and get into your zone. Microphone 
placements will be optimized for your instrument, voice and how we want to capture the ambiance of the room. Acoustic dampers will be adjusted for the overall sonic imprint of your song. Cameras will then be moved into position and we will roll. We will make recording passes till we get a great take, listen back and do some preliminary mixing to insure we got something seriously memorable.


-15 minutes to record your artist interview and some additional candid footage. Questions will be provided for you to choose from and you may choose your own personal topics too. This time is devoted to you and how music has come into and become a part of your life. It's the opportunity to share your stories:
Your first musical experience; How music held you together when nothing else could; The origin of the song you recorded. Be vulnerable, authentic and lure people into your song. At this point, your project is saved and all camera footage is off-loaded from the cameras for future editing and preperations are made 
for the next incoming artist. You are welcomed to hang out as we off-load footage until the next artist arrives.

After the Day of Recording.

Final Mixing, Editing and Publishing:

-Final mixing, mastering and video editing will be completed in the following 2-3 weeks. After all participant video and music editing/mixing is complete, your individual media files will be uploaded to Woodcrest's cloud server for you to download. You will be sent links for download. Use your media to promote yourself, link to other Quintessential Soul Participants promote each other and the project. Woodcrest will also do our part to promote every artist via social networks. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. The Quintessential Soul Featurette will also be submitted to film festivals for potential screen time!

After media release:

The Live Public Showcase:

-A showcase with all participants will be held in West Chester. Each performer will have a 20-30 Minute set. The set length will be determined by the total amount of Quintessential Soul participants. We are currently in negotiations with a venue to host the show. The show is open to the public!

Audio Recording Specifics:

Ideally I would like performers to play and sing simultaneously because it brings an organic feel to sound. A "Realness". I will be recording artists with 2 near microphones and 2 room microphones. There will be 3 staged areas for recording and you have your pick.

Video Specifics:

The performance video will consist of professional HD and UHD DSLR footage. There will be a camera man on-site operating the systems during the BBQ as well. 

-2 stationary angles and one moving camera. One camera man.

If desired, all individual media is available to participants in raw form. Provide a high capacity external harddrive to receive it. Songs may be built upon in the future if desired through a separate session booking.


Have Questions? email: qsoul@woodcreststudio.com
or call 610-316-0453