Lately, a couple of YouTubers have been using their skills to synchronise Beatles footage. One of them, “Doctor Robert” specialises in concert footage. These were mostly filmed by the audience with hand held 8mm or super 8mm movie cameras, and are usually silent. Synching these to concert recordings is something that has been going on for a while, and usually requires being a musician to spot which chords are being played. Here is a video which we think gives us a taste of what we thought that The Beatles Live Project was going to look like:
Instead, Apple hired director Ron Howard to finalise the project and he chucked out vast amounts of researched and painstakingly restored amateur film footage, sent in by fans or discovered by research, changed the theme of the film and brought us a much more bland and mainstream product in “Eight Days A Week”.
Here’s a trailer of sorts from The Beatles, announcing “The Beatles Live Project” back in 2012 which eventually became the 2016 film “Eight Days A Week – the touring years”:
An early version of the film is rumoured to exist, with no narration or talking celebrities, just The Beatles themselves talking.
The other synchronisation project deals with January 1969. Yes, the upcoming Peter Jackson film, “Get Back” has been announced to last shorter than 90 minutes, but there is so much more in the vaults! Taking on the task of synchronising the available circulating footage to the Nagra tapes is AdamBound.
1. Get Back Rehearsals 0:00
2. Use What You Got 1:10
3. Jamming with Yoko 1:37
4. Get Back Rehearsals 6:14
5. I’ll Get You 26:30
6. Get Back Rehearsals 26:43
7. I’ve Got A Feeling / Help! / Please Please Me 28:16
8. Get Back Playbacks 30:34
Bonus item: George quits
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