What’s the best music blog on the internet?
Talk About Pop Music, of course!
Here is, the latest “round up” from Talk About Pop Music – the best music blog in the universe…enjoy!
I’ve been “making videos” pretty much since I discovered how to do it over 10 years ago.
“Footprints, Hallelujah” is one of the first I ever made and spent hours editing. I was so pleased with the result and discovered I’d found a new hobby. What I didn’t realise is that I would lose days on end to this new hobby…
A bit of background on the inspiration for the video as I think that gives a greater sense of appreciation of “art” – I really should stop doing the quotes thing, I’m even doing it with my hands. At the time one of my most listened to songs was Hallelujah by Rufus Wainwright. I didn’t really like it at first but it really grew on me. I can’t remember why I decided to make the video but when I did I wanted to marry it up with my favourite poem Footprints.
So, I thought how can I get the words on screen as well, bearing in mind this was long before all the lyric videos we see on YouTube today. Then it came to me – Star Wars! I hate Star Wars but I always liked the intro…in a galaxy far, far away or something. It then took me a long time to find a clip of video to use for the piano – I was still quite new to googling and borrowing other peoples stuff and it took even longer to put all the words and music together. I’m pretty sure I was late for work the next day…
These days I am lucky in the fact that I actually get to create videos as part of my job!
I’m really proud of the finished article. I wouldn’t say I’m really religious or anything but I believe in something and I believe in all the words in the video and from the song. So, I hope you like it and please comment letting me know what you think. If you can’t do listening and reading at the same time don’t watch. Some might interpret that as if you are a man don’t watch but I’m a man and I can multitask so there is hope! Here it is….Hallelujah Footprints, Hallelujah. Enjoy!
Let me know what you think in the comments below or tweet me @SteveSays2014
Time Lapse Videos
When I got my first video camera I became obsessed with time lapse videos.
I used to stay in a second floor flat and there really wasn’t much to film except for the street outside. Whether there are any laws against doing this I’m not 100% sure but if you do see yourself in any of my videos please do let me know and I will add your name to the credits. Alternatively, if you are too ugly and you don’t want anyone to recognise you then I will pixelate your face.
I set up my camera and pointed it towards a little coffee house called The Breadmaker – they make bread don’t you know, along with many other very fine cakes, sandwiches and all that good stuff. I left the camera running all afternoon and, once again, if anyone saw me doing that then this is what I was doing and not anything untoward!
I was very happy with the footage captured and after a few little tweaks here and there I then had to choose the perfect soundtrack to accompany it.
I was torn – not in a Natalie Imbruglia, nothing’s fine I’m….kind of way – I was torn between two tracks so I made two different versions and they are both shown below.
I love it – I think it’s amazing how so many different people, going about their own business with their own stories, are all captured here over a few minutes….
“Coffee Houses” (my favourite)
Let me know which one you prefer in the comments below or tweet me @SteveSays2014