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First question and an important one. You have the kit, the location, but what about sound? Are you going to mime? and how good are you at it? I know plenty of musicians who can’t do the playing version of lip sync to save their lives.
Sound wise – also creates another problem. Do you have a recording that is dead and sounds like outside. Trying to record the performance outside will drive you mad. Editing together different takes and locations and making them seamless is really hard, and often something you won;t know if it works until you try to edit it? Hence the miming. This also introduces the guitarist nightmare, where many viewers will also be guitarists, so you often cannot get away with random cutaways or repeats because they will spot your fingers playing differently to what they hear!