Those of you with iPhoto know the way that it "scrubs" your picture thumbnails when you move your mouse over them. When I accidentally scrubbed the 106 pictures from the "Jewel Thief" photoshoot I thought...hey! That looks sort of fun! I'll make a movie!
So here you go: an entire photoshoot in twenty seconds.
The Making Of
This was surprisingly hard to create music for. Since "Koyaanisqatsi" taught us that all fast-moving imagery must be accompanied by Philip Glass-style music, I decided that a quick arpeggio was required, one note for every picture.
In addition, VanillaJ said to me a few weeks ago, "Have you ever noticed that all the arty/experimental videos are depressing?" So I wanted to make a HAPPY song.
The problem was the part near the end, when each picture lasts twice as long for a very brief period. That happened because there were two versions of each picture in that section: one with the hole in my fishnets, and the other with the hole Photoshopped by Jenn (look at my left thigh for the subtle evidence).
It was a happy accident but it made no musical sense; it threw the time signature right out the window. I had to learn how to use Logic Pro's signature editor to fudge it so that -- at the end of the double-picture portion -- we'd land at the beginning of another 4/4 bar.
I spent a week on that, simply so I could get the drum pattern to match up. Then I decided it sounded better if the drum pattern didn't return anyway.
Anyway, this was just a fun experiment and it turned out pretty nicely.
Good fun! Looks like an old-fashioned kinoscope, if I'm using the right term.
And, yes, the tinkly Glassesque music keeps good rhythm with the photos, and (for me, anyway) evokes that old-time sideshow midway feel.
It's a stop motion film, with you showing off your ostrich feathers. You certainly display them well!
BTW Muffy I joined a PoE News CD mix CD club and I have to make a mix CD and want to have an UPhold song on it, but don't know which.
I was making a depressing mix and has "Stroke Patient" but I changed my mind and decided to just make a happy catchy mix. UPhold tends to be deep and atmospheric.. what is a good mix song of yours?
I'm guessing "Voodoo Queen" or "Flirty Bouncegain".. they're catchy and bouncy and would not confuse a non-Muffanatic too much.. is that okay?
ps: Don't forget, the game "Audiosurf" lets you play your own songs, and "Flirty Bouncegain" is the best song you can ever play in it!
I'm honoured, Syd! I wish I had more happy songs, but you're right..."Voodoo Queen" (which gets downloaded a lot from Russia, for some reason) and "Flirty Bouncegain!" are the two frolicky ones, and perhaps best suited to a non-gloomy mix tape.
"Roadbird" is another happy-ish one, but I don't think it's on the listening page anymore...let me know if you want it and I'll put it back online.
Way too much fun - much like the 'Dangermuffster' herself - Miss you much! Great to see a new chicken in the coop!
Thank ya Hunter, and I miss you too!
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