A guitar play through: A video I made this afternoon…

Music, Ramblings, Videos

I’d been thinking about it for a while, but as of yet had not found the time. So when I found myself twiddling my thumbs and refreshing the internet this afternoon, the thought came to me that I should just go get it done. It was time for me to shoot a guitar play through of my bands latest single, ‘As One’.

Thinking about how I was going to setup as I walked to my camera/lens/tool desk, the first thing I decided was I needed to use an auto lens since I was going to be shooting myself playing the guitar. I figured using the kit 18-55mm was the best choice, as it would make it easier to make frame adjustments as I line the camera up to shoot myself. Next thing I pulled a stool into my home studio ‘Isolation Studios’ and set my small pod stand up on top of the stool with my Nex-5 and 18-55mm kit zoom aimed in the general direction of where I would be playing. Next thing I cued up track on my DAW to play through my PA, setup my amp and tuned my guitar, then did this little trick with my wireless mouse where I place the cursor on top of the play button then carefully lift the mouse up and walk away. Now I can just click the left mouse button to start after I have pushed record on the camera.

It took me a few goes to get the framing right, but I got it in the end. I purposefully chose to chop my head out as I wanted the focus to be on the fretboard and what was being played. I think all in all the final product works for it’s intended purpose, and I am quite proud of it. As I produced the song in my home studio and now I have shot my own guitar play through vid too. I hope you enjoy!


You can check out more from my band, ‘From Isolation’ here:


From Isolation – Metal from the isolated reaches of Oz…


It feels like I have been wracking my brain for weeks about where I should start my first post for the music section.
I started writing speals about my history in the music scene and how I’d like to start doing gear and band reviews etc. however when I read it back it was un-inspiring. So after having a chat with Lisa she said ‘well why not just start by introducing your current band?’ and I thought ‘hell she’s right! Why not start with my band? It will help to show where my passion comes from.’
Not wanting to turn this into just a band bio, I will try to keep it short.

So with out further ado, I would like to introduce to you all, ‘From Isolation’.

‘From Isolation’ formed in early 2009. After a few line-up shuffles during the early days while starting out, the current line-up featuring ex-members of Defect Notice, The Last & Hairy Buffalo has been together ever since.

Releasing our first demo ep (produced in our ‘Isolation Studios’) to rave reviews in 2010

“…these guys probably could take on any so-called “Technical Brutal Death Metal” act” – Spirit Of Metal Webzine

it featured the track listing:

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  1. Hypnotic Consciousness Sublime
  2. No Reason (BBDS)
  3. Isolated Propaganda Machine
  4. Born From Rape (the Fritzle song)

The band has gigged solidly since first breaking in March of 2010 and has not looked back, not just relying on getting asked to play others shows, but actively promoting and organising shows.


Having not been entirely happy with how the previous recording turned out (what band ever is?) we have since returned to the studio to re-record ‘No Reason (BBDS)’ which was released in October of 2011 to great fanfare for the new recorded quality, even gaining some air time on The Pit fm. Also having re-mastered our previous demos and released them as a bonus for this single release.
Not wanting to ever stop, the band has since returned to the studio to record 2 all new tracks, the first ‘As One’ was completed and released as a Christmas present to you all in late December of 2011. This track is the bands greatest feat to date and was exclusively debuted on the Pit Fm. With the second track of the two well and truly underway, but not yet ready to release, I thought it would be great to share with you all the brand new track (before Christmas 2011) ‘As One’, because after all, shouldn’t we all be closer in the new year?

We hope you enjoy the track, as there is plenty more to come from us in the future.
If you’d like to check out some more tracks or pics or anything, you can check out our Facebook page here: