Maybe you're wondering: "why is this dude making time lapse videos and putting music to them?" That' a good question! I love artistic challenges. I've made comic challenges and song-writing challenges before, but they only last 20-30 days before they fizzle, then it's back to the ordinary hum drum. These time-lapse video / tunes offer me a chance to blend my passion for music and visual art and incorporate this art into my life in a sustainable way. I give myself a (fake) deadline of a week to make a video and tune. Sometimes I have a song already recorded that would fit, but most times I compose the song with the video in mind. Most of my recording are done on my phone. They're just meant to be like fun little napkin sketches, but in audio form.
I shot this video at nignt because I had no time during the day to shoot this week. I had the hardest time finding a location. I thought I'd find an cute little place in the Old Port of Portland, but nothing was grabbing me. I enlisted the help of my friend and fellow artist Titi de Baccarat to assist in this project. We had loads of fun traipsing around Portland before deciding to drive over to SoPo and shoot from Bug Light, and we had some great conversations while the camera snapped away. It was a cool late summer night, and the cops showed up just as we were packing up. It turns out Bug Light is closed after dark. The South Portland police were very nice and respectful. One policeman even shared that he took photography classes at USM.
About the process
I got a chance to really practice my Adobe Suites skills by running a photo through a Photoshop filter and applying it to the 1200+ photos with a batch edit. Thank you to YouTube University for the skills I acquired from watching folks in basements educating their fellow humans on the ins and outs of all things Adobe.
Here are some test shots I took from various locations that didn't make the cut:
Who knows, maybe they'll be future locations?
The subject of gratitude thankfully comes up over and over again. It's a beautiful reminder to accept all that I have.
I'm so grateful to be able to share my music and these videos with you.
Thanks for watching and listening.