(any suggestions and constructive criticism will be most welcome:))
This video REmix started with... well, with Robo_J's Sonnet and his remarkable reading of it, of course ;) - but at the visual level it started with Joy and Sadness - the videos that Edward Shallow made for the Emotions Collab. His face in those two RECords was the first image that came to my mind while listening to RJ's reading. So I thought, why not make him the main character of my video (again:)). I browsed through his other RECords and found this amazing Phone Call video. That was it, that was the one I needed to visualize this sonnet.
I think this is more of a draft than a finished product (mostly because I'm not sure about the audio levels), but that's gonna depend on your opinions. Please, feel free to tell me what you don't like about this video and I'll try to fix it.
Thank you for reading and for watching :) And special thanks to Robo_J for the brilliant voice over, to Edward Shallow and TaraMarie for their inspiring videos and to PASIV for the music that always gives me chills.
Johnny's music literally shook me awake from this kind of catatonic state of mind. I couldn't come up with any creative idea for a video for the past few weeks - and then I heard this. So - thank you for waking me up!
Richie's amazing narration kept playing in my head for hours and I just had to give it a try...
It started with two short shots from two different resources, with the idea of mixing them somehow with "The Making of a Remix" by bsmith - and without any idea of how to do this so that the video makes sense. But I remember someone here wisely noticing that "the meaning comes later" - and so it eventually happened in this case (at least I hope it did;)).
The very last shot is pretty rough, I had some trouble trying to make it work. It needs tweaking and I'm hoping to do something about it soon, but I wanted to share this version with you. Also, if any of you would like to give it a try and make those 11 seconds look better, I'll be most grateful.
I apologize. Sincerely. See, this is what happens when I have a little (meaning way too much) free time on my hands...
It's very, very simple but I couldn't get it off my head - so... here it is ;-)
I hope you don't get dizzy from this...
But in case you do and won't be able to watch this till the end - the bottom line is, I wish you everything that's best for you and hope that you'll be celebrating this special day everyday - again and again and again...
This is probably the tiniest "moving-images-thing" I have ever done in my life ;) Unfortunately, I'm not an animator, so this thing is very, very simple, but pretty much reflects what I wanted to do with Amy's lovely tiny rhyme.
NOTE: I didn't end up using missamerica's voiceover, but I'm resourcing it so you know that there is one, just waiting for you to remix it :)
Not exactly something snappy but hopefully bearable ;-)
The weirdest things were happening to the audio parts of this video during editing, but I hope it encodes properly...
I just followed Jonathan's idea and added some bar noises in the background and a bit of cheering at the end (not really drunken kind of cheering;) but it works, I guess).
I think it's my first time using public domain resources:
Pretty much the same idea, just the rhythm/pace is a tiny little bit slower, I think. The sound is the same as in the original RECord. Hope it's useful :)
I know that a silhouette (especially by the sea) with the sunset in the background is the most terrible cliché ever, but I think there's something magical about this one (and perhaps someone can make a use of it someday).
There's this song that starts with: "They say everyone has their own piece of shadow..." Well, I accidentaly have found something that has two different shadows, whatever time of day.
One upon a time, there was The End.
(This is a REvised version of the image I made for The Tiniest Story by Haus_of_Glitch, a more REmixable one, I hope. And below is the same description that I added to the first version - just in case you haven't seen the v1 and you're wondering what the heck I was thinking about drawing this;)).
So I saw this image by Dezh and I kinda liked the idea of taking the words "upon" and "time" literally. And here's what I imagined: a little human-like creature - a personification of The End - sitting on a clock, giving us the eye and waving with his top hat, as if he were saying "don't worry, in two minutes a new Beginning is going to appear..."