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A partially successful experiment in video self-accompaniment. iMovie doesn't provide a way (that I can find) to fine-tune the picture-in-picture's timing, and I'm pretty sure it's ever so slightly off. But mostly I'm just not much of a bones player. This tune, from Converse's green book of 1865 is is a simpler version of 'Callowhill Jig' from the yellow book. (But Callowhill is a neighborhood in Philadelphia!)

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Comment by Paul Draper on July 25, 2015 at 9:11pm
I like how that little bones player keeps his eye on the banjo player.
Comment by Andy Chase on July 25, 2015 at 9:23pm

Heh, thanks!  I thought that worked pretty well.  Someday if I can manage to keep the camera still between takes I want to do a wide-angle, split screen duet.

Comment by Wes Merchant on July 25, 2015 at 9:31pm
Nice one!
Comment by Tom Taggart on July 26, 2015 at 12:08am

That is a neat duet with yourself.

Comment by Al Smitley on July 26, 2015 at 5:47am

The camera was not moved and your face remained relatively stationary.  It made me wonder if you could superimpose yourself to look like a four-armed banjo/bones player.

Well-played, well-recorded, and well-set up!

Comment by Strumelia on July 26, 2015 at 3:49pm

Luuuuuv it!!!   Well done!!   :D

I'm practicing my bones now almost every day.   Not quite as good as you are, but improving slowly!   :)


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