That makes sense. Best of luck, and I do hope someone who knows EQ can help you out. Unfortunately, I'm not a specialized sound editor. All the best!
I think a livestream interactive EQ education session could be brilliant. That way many people can learn from one person's skillset.
It's great to see people doing this type of work. It is vital. Thank you.
Zheng, traveling is incredible and you got many of the iconic "money" shots in this video. Good work. My main thought would also be the lack of color saturation in the video. In my opinion, the emotion gets lost because of the lack of color. I'd bump those up, and really bring out the beauty in these places. I think the lack of saturation plays a lot better in the iceland video (also many well framed shots).
I want to throw my two cents in before you hit the buy button.
I am a HUGE advocate for buying used machines. You can get the highest spec machine from years past at a lower price than today's budget machine, and it will last you a long time.
Also to note, the newest iMacs are super svelte, but lack the option to change out the hardware (increase RAM/ swap SSDs) so I would recommend the model before. You can replace the internal drive with a SSD, and also replace the DVD-ROM with an SSD also. Take a look at this ebay for example, all the specs people are mentioning above, but much more reasonable (plus 27 in instead of 21)
Just watched your video and thought I would share a few observations I have:
1. Clean shots, they look great, and have excellent clarity
2. The music doesn't build up with the energy of the night. The moment when it does start to build ~0:45, the shot is a low-energy shot - it doesn't convey engagement. I would recommend for the next event overview you do to edit in sync with the music. I tend to go through my music piece and drop a marker on the beats or on the moments when the music shifts, then drop the dramatic high-energy shots on the drop.
The music ramps up at the very end, but at that point your logo is already showing and the video is done. I would have started the song 10-20 seconds earlier, so that the buildup is a lot sooner in the video, and then you can match excited fans with the excited music.
E.g. - One moment where the music could drop would be when the performer hits the pedal at 0:25.
3. The shot at 0:51, I would put that at the beginning, as that is an opening shot, seems strange that the guy is coming out midway through the video. Structurally, shots with people milling around 0:34, could work well as an intro before we see who is on stage, then we have the reveal of the man on stage with the music.
Just some thoughts, let me know if you want me to clarify on any points, and what a cool experience to be able to film!