In addition to writing and recording original music, I like to use of different presentation and editing tools to create visual accompaniments to my original songs. Here’s some of my favorites from the last few years. I hope you enjoy them too!
I used the comic strip application Pixton to create Willy and to illustrate much of the story that is Lotto Dust. I turned out very cool! After you check out the video, read the full story of how the song came about here.
Hurtin’ Up My Heart
This video was such a blast to create. The coolest part is where my son Ian used Adobe After Effects to make me rise up out of the iPad (and then later I’m jamming on the moon)! This song is on the EP Keeping the Dream Alive.
Pass It On
This is a song I recorded a long time ago (1996!), and sonically it leaves a bit to be desired, but it’s such a cool tune, it’s done pretty well as a video – just rounding the corner to 10,000 views as I write this. I have to confess, I should have noted the sources of the video clips here, but I was new to the whole video/content/web tech thing and didn’t have the foresight to do so (everyone should always cite sources when they borrow content from across the web!).
My Blue Eyed Girl
I love this video. I combined images and video with digital overlays and used fun free tools like Fotofunia.com to make clips that place pictures of my adorable young daughter in different places and formats. I love the balance of artful uses of technology with really hoaky approaches (and I love my darling, smiling little girl)!
This was also special to me in that it’s the first song I had Christine join me on for the chorus. The song itself is not recorded quite as well I would have liked (it’s a very early effort as I was working through “recording studio 2.0”), but it’s still beautiful!
A simple video for a beautiful song. ‘Nuff said.
And Still I Wait …
This is a song from my first effort at a self-made EP Pass It On, way back in the dim and distant past of 1997. The fun thing about this video is that I had managed to figure out how to use Camtasia to record one of those cool Windows Media Player visuals that were popular in older versions of Windows.
New videos for the new songs on Keeping the Dream Alive (like the title cut and Lotto Dust) are in the work! Stop back soon and check ’em out. In the meanwhile, here’s my “teaser” vid for KDA: