Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Is This Home

OK.

Some have asked for this kind of thing before. And since Roy (Lumierre, whose pictures I stole and previously posted) kindly posted the link down in one of the comment sections, I'll give it to you here.

DISCLAIMER 1: Live direct feeds really bite. That's when what you sing into the microphone goes directly into a recording, without reverb OR balance with the orchestra OR help from the house acoustics, and then without the chance to redo the bad notes. =-) It's a really dry, flat sound. AND every tiny breath, out of tune note, pop, or weird thing that happens to your voice is amplified. Here, since the keyboard strings are direct as well, you get alot of that without hearing the full orchestra, which was really dang good and directed by our friend, Rick Spitz. End recorded product: Me = really dang loud. Orchestra = not loud enough.

DISCLAIMER 2: Stage productions on camera never capture the true essence of the performance, in my opinion, and in my husband's opinion, who watched the show all three nights, God bless'im.

DISCLAIMER 3: This is about an 8 1/2 minute clip, just so you know. The song's in the middle.

So that out of the way, here's me as Belle singing, "Is This Home," from Beauty and the Beast.

18 comments:

majorsteve said...

Oh my. I think I'm what you'd call "smitten".

Kristin said...

You don't need any disclaimers....

That was amazing!

Super Churchlady said...

Blah...Blah..Blah on the disclaimers. I watched it already 2 times last night and cried a little. You are FABULOUS!! And...I miss you.

Julio said...

My friend, you are awesome!! I agree with Kristin and S. Churchlady about the disclaimers.

majorsteve said...

er...as in "to impress favorably; charm".

Fabulous indeed. Oh, and Kate loves your CD.

Chaotic Hammer said...

Absolutely fantastic.

No disclaimers needed. Honestly.

Just wow!

The Cachinnator said...

Brava, Bella.

FancyPants said...

Thanks, y'all. =-)

I just realized: my disclaimers might look to some that I'm complaining about Roy's video. Not at all! This video was made available to all of us in the cast through someone else. Not Roy. Roy just took the time and patience to cut and post on YouTube. Thanks Roy!

So truthfully, I'm complaining about someone else's video. I really do hate direct feeds. Really I do.

This Southern Belle said...

You sound great! I didn't realize that you were such a fantastic actress as well!

Kristen Sharpley said...

beautiful, wonderful, so tres belle. LOVED IT! I am so glad you are my friend and that I can twinkle with delight seeing your talent shine like that...you rock sister-friend!

Bill Hensley said...

Wonderful! I am so sorry I missed the show. I'm sure it was fantastic.

The quality of the mix was kind of lame, but it didn't sound near as bad as I expected from your disclaimers. I've heard much worse!

MeR said...

this song has been stuck in my head 4 wayy too long.

truevyne said...

Oh,Fancy. This is my first time ever seeing you and you are not even wearing PANTS. And where is the factory?
All kidding aside, it was a beautiful performance. I wish my daughter and I could have seen it in person. Maybe someday!

Popcorn said...

FancyP, awesome, fabulous, fantastic, beautiful, melodious, soulful, heartfelt, sooo you. xxoo

Fork said...

Marvelous. I mean, really. I'm with the rest of the folks on the disclaimers. Holy crap. I can't believe I got to eat hummus with a Disney princess! :^)

cool dad said...

If that's a dry, flat sound, you must sound unbelievable live. Thanks for sharing! :)

Kelly said...

Hi Fancy, speechless as I am, all I've got to say for now is WOW! :-)

tully said...

You have an amazing talent!