As you may recall, I had the pleasure of covering Engage Mobile's and the Kansas City Symphony's inaugural use of Google Glass during a February rehearsal. Reference back here for details on how that went. Exciting update! The video footage from that historic symphony rehearsal has been released! You can watch both videos here:
My initial reaction to the videos concentrated on Michael Stern's vantage point. His camera (and head) jerked, spun and bobbed with exceptional enthusiasm. This isn't surprising considering he must lead dozens of different performers and parts through a musical piece. His performers almost exclusively focus on the conductor and their music.
At times, the jumpy footage from Stern's camera was difficult to follow. However, in the moments when his motions were more calm, I enjoyed watching his vantage the most. Watching the rehearsal through Stern's eyes literally pulls the viewer through the music from section to section, as each instrument features their talents.
I'm hoping that Engage Mobile and the KC Symphony will partner again soon to feature more of these images and performances!