I don't really know how to make videos in a proper way, it was a friend that showed me some basic tools in the program final cut two years ago and I really enjoy myself when I'm in front of that program. My first video was to the song KATTEN two years ago starring with my darling cat Max. That one as well as this one for tell me before i leave and the one i'm currently working on takes TIME. I've also made those tiny flat concert-videos but that's more or less in one take and not so much work video-vise.
But for this video: There was the part of writing the sheet-music, the dancing wooden-man and the dancing me myself. You should see the amount of pictures it was for the stop motion! Once I hade done the timing part of putting the pictures in rythm to the music (perhaps there is an easier more automized way nowadays to do it but i made it "manually") I discovered things that could be made better of course. So the video i put on youtube is the final version of SO MANY versions. Of different angles of the dancing, improvements of the dancing and the "coreography" mistakes or things that could be written more smoothly in the music-writing, bad lighting on the wooden-man etcetera. And bad focus on my camera that drove me crazy! When it looked clear on the display and then completely blurry in the computer. But I realize everything was part of the process.
First versions of the pictures of the poses, I had friends helping me out, photographing me, but there was always things i wanted to improve that i realized after they had gone, so finally i didn't dare to ask them more and i used my timer to the camera. I should have filmed that actual part, i put the timer in the back-pocket for each photo as i repositioned myself.
But finally I was happy about the result.
Now I am working on a video to one of the songs of the children's album. Till blommorna, a song that I wrote and that i have come to love, because it is a hymn to nature.
Now being so extremely lucky to live in natures paradise here at Österlen in Skåne, I decided to make a video to that song and film this beautiful nature in its magnificent spring outfit.
But it takes time, but there is no hurry. You cannot rush the blooming of the flowers. It's so good for me to be reminded of in so many ways.
While waiting for next video, if you haven't seen "tell me before I leave"
go ahead and watch it just here: