Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Red, White, Black (video)

The day that the Soca Warriors came back to T&T from their victory match in Bahrain, I went driving with some friends and shot some random footage of people at the roadside in their red, white and black. I didn't intend to make it into a video, but when I got home I put together 'a quick something' anyway. It's a wmv (Windows Media Video) file saved at a lower resolution so it won't be too large - hence the slightly fuzzy appearance.
Music/video: Elspeth Duncan


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the song and the footage..but i don't think they go together..

10:00 AM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

I understand what you are saying and appreciate your comment. But from my perspective - when two seeming opposites come together they create a different feeling, different textures that one might not expect to blend at first. Some time after I had just started this blog, I wrote this statement: 'Once upon a time everything was a strange combination before we got used to it.' I like putting contrasting elements together to create a piece. Classical music with moko jumbies and blue devils.

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Alice said...

You have fused different elements before... but honestly this one is not working for me.
it just seems like you had a few clips from an event that you didn't want to throw away and you really wanted to use one of your new(i'm assuming) pieces and you thought..why not put them together.

But as life has shown us time and time again...great things result from trial and error. try another combination and see what the listeners/readers think?
it would be like a remix.

Keep doing your thing.

1:49 AM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

That's cool. It doesn't 'not' work for me, but I appeciate that it doesn't work for you. I could try a remix (but won't have the time now as I'm leaving in a few days, so perhaps early next year when I am back). The piece of music is actually not new, I did it earlier this year when I was trying to figure out some music software (I don't use computer programmes for music, so I was experimenting) and I had never used it for anything and didn't think I would have. It was just 'there'. That evening when I got home, I saw it in my music file and decided to use it with the footage. The clips of footage I will admit weren't anything 'intentional', weren't shot for a specific 'purpose' - just random footage gathered while passing in a car through teh crowds. It wouldn't have mattered to me whether I'd thrown them away or not. You're right that great things result from trial and error. Very often mistakes which end up being used rather than tossed away can be powerful. And likewise, suggestions that are taken (as in this case) may or may not also end up being powerful. When I have time maybe I will play around with it and see how different music or audio 'influences' the outcome. Thanks.

5:41 AM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

(Later in day ...)On second thought, I don't think I will revisit this particular one. But I did wonder what kind of audio you would have put to it.

2:36 PM  

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