Hi, Short story - I am a musician (guitarist) and I want to make a music video performing a song on a grand piano.
I had a nice location to shoot this, but the opportunity to film there slipped away. Basically it was nice living room with a Grand Piano in it.Im now in another (smaller) living room in London and there are no grand piano in sight.
My thoughts are
Can I shoot the video playing a piece of wood or something (the music is allready pre-recorded anyway) and insert a CGI, 3D modell of a Grand Piano in a living room? (or in any other artificial environment, unreal engine 4 looks promising, though I suspect I will have to have a big green-screen and a larger place?)
How hard will this be to accomplish with realistic results? What steps (and what software) does this require? My knowledge of compositing and working with 3d is limited. Is it realistic that I can learn how to do this in a relatively short timespan (Im familiar with non-linear editing and grading software)
There will be Two camera angles; First camera is moving from left to right across the room from the audience point of view of the piano effectively hiding the fingers (There will be no scenes of my fingers actually playing the piano). The second camera is fixed on a tripod (may add camera movement in post). I would off course like to have the piano tracking properly in the imagery for the correct parallax effect etc. The project is a non-profit. My friend wrote a song on his iPad and now I want to surprise him with an eye catching video performing the song he wrote. I already arranged and recorded the song - all thats missing is the video Attached are some images for reference.
My actual living room: