When I was asked to produce a Yamaha Tyros3 promotional DVD, I was excited and a little daunted by the prospect for a few reasons. This was my first venture into promoting anything through the use of video, it was to be my first widescreen DVD (previous ones were in 4:3 format) and I had just 1 week to edit it all together with a total of one hour and fifteen minutes running time. Gulp! I was never going to pass up on the opportunity though as it also gave me access to the latest flagship keyboard a few months before public release!
It was a little stressful at times, however I am very happy with the end result and my thanks go out to Glyn Madden, who did a fantastic job of creating a structure and presenting the keyboard and of course James Sargeant for his performances and co-presenting. The first feedback from the subscribers of the Yamaha Club Magazine have been released in their latest edition:
Congratulations on your excellent DVD introducing the Tyros3. In addition to being a wonderful advert for the new instrument, the DVD itself is very entertaining, superbly produced and informative. – Tony Hayes
The Yamaha Club Magazine arrived on the morning of Saturday 27th September and before 3pm that afternoon I had not only watched the accompanying DVD but also paid my deposit for my new Tyros3! – Robery Running
There was also a nice message from Glyn Madden, Editor of the magazine:
And our thanks to James Woodcock too…
Of course whilst James Sargeant and myself were on screen the man in the background piecing all the bits of video together so creatively, was James Woodcock who, once again, did a superb job of filming, editing and producing the DVD.
My thanks also go out to Yamaha UK, who were extremely helpful.