SVG on Set: Live Event Videography for the National Arts Club


(October 26, 2015) – Last week, the New York-based National Arts Club recruited the help of our Boston video production services to document a book signing with musician and author Amanda Palmer.

Palmer is most well known for her music, web videos, and incredible crowdsourcing record.

All of her music is funded by fan contributions and shared online for free.

Her new book, The Art of Asking, is a New York Times best seller and was inspired by her 2013 Ted Talk.


The book signing welcomed large crowds, many of whom felt a great connection to Palmer through her music and prolific online interactions through the artist’s blog and social media presence.

Palmer also recently gave birth to her first child, so crowds were excited to speak with her about the experience.

Live event videography always has its unique requirements or obstacles, and this was the case with recording sound in a large location with echo to account for.

It can also be difficult to keep track of the action in large crowds. Nevertheless, our videographer was able to secure some great shots of Amanda speaking to her fans and, of course, talking to them one-on-one at her table.

SVG was asked to obtain footage and turn around an edited product in five days.

Despite the tight deadline, we were up for the task and really enjoyed getting to attend the event and document the strong connection between this artist and her fans.