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Indie Music Monday - New Music Video from Cobra Ramone [NSFW]

Categories: Indie Music Monday | Posted by: Jenavive
Potentially NSFW – (Unless you work at a strip club, if thats the case, go nuts).

Vancouver rocker Cobra Ramone released a music video for her song “No Good” this week.  Filmed at ‘The Penthouse Night Club‘ in Vancouver, BC, this video features guns, girls, and great music.

Watch the video on her youtube channel here:


Produced / Edited by: David Angelski

Directed by: Alex Paxa


If you like the song, you can pick it up from itunes or at

Until next week,




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Official music video released for 'Human Nature'

Categories: Jenavive News | Posted by: Jenavive
New Music from Jenavive


A quick note to announce the release of  the official “Human Nature”  music video.  It is now available for your viewing pleasure.

You can watch it here now –

We’ll have more amazing videos for you in the coming weeks.  Subscribe to our youtube channel so you can be the first of your friends to see them.

We have already reached over 1,000 views in the last few days!  Thank you to everyone who has shared this video through facebook and twitter.


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Gear Wednesday – Filming HD Video on a budget

Categories: Gear Wednesday | Posted by: Jenavive

So you love DIY and you are thinking about putting together your first music video, but you don’t really know where to start. One of the first places you should start looking at investing your money is a video camera.



It is hard to find a good balance between quality, value, and ease of use when it comes to video cameras in the <$500 price range. The Flip Ultra HD might seem tempting, but realistically you will get better video, with more ease of use from your smartphone.  Similarly, if you are looking to capture better audio quality in the same price range, you could check out the Zoom Q3HD.  It features a pair of microphones in an XY arrangement for capturing stereo sound.  I’ve also heard good things about GoPro, but I have not tested them myself.

If you are serious about capturing premium HD video on a budget, it is hard to beat DSLR cameras for video.  The sensor quality is much higher than what you will get from any handheld video camera of equivalent price.

DSLRs also feature the ability to use interchangeable lenses.  If you have watched any indie-filmmaker style videos on youtube or vimeo, you might have noticed the trend to have the subject in focus, while the background has a nice Gaussian blur.  This is achieved by shooting with a wide aperture  allowing for a narrow depth of field.


Notice how the subject is in focus, and the background is blurred.

Notice how the subject is in focus, and the background is blurred.

The videos shot for Jenavive’s youtube channel were all filmed with a Canon T2I (550D) with a 50mm 1.8 lens.  There is a steep learning curve to filming with a DSLR camera, but the payoff is worth it.  You will get clean, crisp video, vibrant colors, all for slightly more of a cost than a Flip or Zoom Q3HD.

If you are interested in learning more about filming with a DSLR, there are a couple great blogs that can be used as learning tools.

I highly recommend checking out  Dave has a great website, lots of tutorials, and a fantastic youtube channel.  I give him full credit for training me on how to use my DSLR proficiently.

If you aren’t sold on a DSLR yet, as the initial price may be a bit off-putting, keep an eye out for sales.  Canon releases new models every few years, and you can often by the last years model for a few hundred dollars less than it’s original sale price.

Until next Wednesday,



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