I thought it would be nice to draw attention to some things that I love, that I sometimes take for granted. So, this is the first in, what I hope will become, a series of 'In praise of...' videos.
More to come... :)
I don't have anything to say about this, other than to say that Pammy and I had a lot of fun making this :)
With Ali Craig
Filmed on location at Glasgow Necropolis
Special thanks to marcelle for her awesome footage
And extra special thank you to my mate Colin, and Cam_4 for helping film.
First of all, a confession: I haven’t watched any of the OWS remixes. My apologies to RyanPatrick, Redheadedmonster and others who have done, what I imagine to be, great remixes so far. I haven’t watched them because, while I think that seeing other remixes can be a great way to take what others have done and be inspired by them, I felt very strongly, in this case especially, that I needed to find my own voice within all of this footage. I wanted to find out what I thought.
This was very much a labour of love for me. One of the things that makes this subject and all of this amazing footage so difficult to remix is that you can’t skim through it. There’s no hunting-and-pecking for the shots that you want. You have to watch. And listen.
Another thing that makes it difficult in this case is that the footage belongs to someone else. It would have been entirely different if I had been the one there filming it; I’d have my memory to fall back on and say, ‘Oh yeah, I remember that someone said something that might be useful here…’. Instead, it’s more of a ‘shared’ memory. In order for me to have a memory of it, I had to relive it.
My goal with this video was to start out slowly and let it build and build until it nearly overheats. Wirrow’s music is absolutely perfect for this; that boy does know how to build up suspense and tension and excitement in his music. However, because I think that the voice overs and descriptions are important, I want to save anyone the trouble of having to recreate it, so I’m going to upload a version without Wirrow’s beautiful music in the background.
Anyway, I’ve rambled enough. Thanks for reading (and watching).
Added Marke's 'Tired' to the resources, because, I dunno...it just felt like some of the footage fit.
A while ago, I edited a video for the vinyl collab, and lovely Mattconley gave me a lot of really great feedback, which i found indispensable.
Finally, I had enough time to devote to having a second whack at it, incorporating more voices, more footage, more testimonials; plus jeffpeff uploaded that amazing footage of the making of the RECollection vinyl and I just couldn't resist using it.
Hope you enjoy it!
For some reason tonight, I thought I would try to put PASIV's score of 'Everything is on fire' over the top of my version of And a New Earth, just to see what would happen.
I was totally unprepared, it nearly matched up perfectly. And to be honest, it's really freaking me out.
I did only a couple of little tweaks, but as soon as I first watched it...I dunno...I was haunted by it.
I almost wish I hadn't done it, because dude, I'm still tripping out by this.
Not long ago I had an idea for a video; I chewed on it for a while, but I couldn't get rid of it, so I finally wrote it down.
I enslisted the help of lovely pamagotchi and lovely themetafictionist to RECord their dulcet tones reading the voice over for me, and for the past week or so, I have been compiling and cutting and editing.
It's as finished as it can be for now, but I'd like to encourage everyone to REmix to your heart's content. Jay-9 had reREC'ed the text I put up for the voice over, and said she'd like to hear different voices reading it. I heartily encourage this. And guys, it doesn't just have to be a girl reading it...just change 'woman' to 'man' and 'sister' to 'brother'...or leave stuff out if you want. It's a malleable piece of work, so change it as you see fit.
I'll be updating resources, but please do let me know if I've missed something/someone.
Again by <3
I've been thinking about doing this video for a while; I started working on it last week and I had wanted to get it uploaded before BritRECord, but I ran into some voice over issues, bleh.
Anyway, it was after I watched Pamagotchi's beautiful video that I thought, 'Alright, I'm just gonna sit down and finish it!' So, really it's thanks to that video, and then the lovely time I had chatting with other hitRECorders on Saturday that I finally 'grew a pair' and finished it.
So here it is. Sorry if it seems shakey in some places, but I'm a shakey girl ;)
All kinds of inspired by the trailer that lilacamy made that I wanted to have a crack at it, too! :)