The past few months marked the last summer before my daughters were both away at college. We passed the time working on a project together. It combines all our interests, from music to engineering to filmmaking. So what was it? Well, we set about recreating the set of the Ed Sullivan Show and performing a cover of Eight Days a Week by the Beatles. Why? You'll have to watch the video to find out.
We used Blender for modeling, Unreal Engine 5 for creating the environment and lighting, Cubase 12 for recording music and vocals, Artlist for crowd noise, a Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6k Pro for filming, and a green screen.
As mentioned in the video, none of it is perfect. But that wasn't the point. We all had fun, and we all learned a few things about process.
Not a bad way to spend the summer. View the video above or like it on YouTube.