Friday, 12 September 2014

Art Installation Hourglass Hard Boiled Ambient

From time to time there are a few people that have the balls to contact me and ask if I might make them one of my more abstract or avant-garde art looking videos.
A couple of months ago one such person did contact me and sent me a piece of their music in the style of ambience.
Ambient tracks can be somewhat of a nightmare when producing a music video, due to the fact that an ambient track can last anywhere from ten mintues to hours in length!
You think I'm joking...Trust me ambient is very easy when composing to simply get lost into.
Your music and your mind become the living dream of soft atmospheric melodies.
Here's a little copy and paste of the email I received from the creator of the music "Hourglass"

"Ok this is 9.30 long...really sorry, however you have great filling skills
i'm sure...
This is called Hourglass btw feat poet Matt Lovegrove, Matt is very dark."

Huh...! 9:30...! Dam girl... Dark...Good...
I've produced videos before now of this length, but the editing and time factors are huge.
When dealing with such mountains I always look for the quickest way to climb and use what I'm given to construct my video.
Hourglass + Eggs + Boiling water = Video.
Althougth I did admittedly have to chop a minute off the end of the track and gentle fade, due to the time frame of the eggs boiling.
There was no loss to the music itself, because of the repetitive nature of the style of music.

Natraully I can't resist adding my little strange black and white character that pops up now and then in such videos as this one. 
He is this rather bizzare blend of a Japanese horror character with a twist of Marcel Marceau.
He has appeared before in a few other videos such as Holding Cell and the Kraken videos.
I used some interesting looking effects this time round and played about with green screen by simply spraying a small canvas green and overlayering footage onto that green canvas and finally turned it to black and white. 
Totally cost to make this video was £36 or roughly $58 and six eggs...!

On a final note it was said not that long ago in a comment that some of my work had the feel of an "Art Installation"  Which I thought was rather lovely and so I have selected a few video's that I have made over the years and made a new playlist on YouTube called "Art Installation"
I hope at some point you get to go through them and have a watch...
Please vist the Soundcloud link on the YouTube video itself and support the artist and his music.
And please share on any media site... Every little helps new artists ideas and concepts get noticed.

YouTube Video link

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