Last year I covered the press launch of the ’40 Years of Queen’ book written By Harry Doherty. Brian May was there with a lot of memrebilia collected during those 40 years… plus!
Last Friday I was invited again to the Groucho but this time it was to film the launch of the Ebook version.
Brian was again present and he gave a very entertaining demo of the book with Steven Carey from Carlton Books giving him some technical assistance.
Brian was both amusing and informative with stories about Patrick Moore, Gary Numan and of course Roger Taylor… the Hunter!
This was a tricky project… The Groucho is warm, friendly and sociable, but for a filmmaker it is dark and noisy! So you make the most of it and it is what it is… filmed with a 7D, radio mics (Brian kindly wore the lapel/transmitter) and a Zoom H4n. Recording Ipad content was tricky at first. I eventually was able to mirror the Ipad to my Macbook Pro (using Airserver) and record the screen using Screenflow.

Queen eBook launch at The Groucho. Presented by Brian May from Andrew Jenner on Vimeo.