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petekelly

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Ambient video ?
« on: January 12, 2011, 10:13:57 AM »
I must admit that I was somewhat 'sniffy' about ambient videos until I came across a posting on a forum where people listed their favourite ambient tracks and pretty much everyone posted a youtube video link - either of a video someone had made of an existing track or the artists 'official' video.

This made me re-think about making some videos as 'ambient eye-candy' for my material (I'm always looking at ways to get my work out there). So I did some research and found Sony Vegas to be a very good tool for creating videos. Years ago I used to make animations for installations / projections in a program called 'Swish' (cut-down version of Flash), but that never really worked as I would have liked, but Vegas does the job indeed.

I've posted some initial pretty rudimentary videos on my Youtube channel, but now I'm now starting to make them a bit more interesting (hopefully), I recently made one from Kati Astraeir's images that were used in the 'ION' artwork. I'm at a bit of a lull regarding working on my next album, so I'II be working on this side-project for a while.

I've now noticed quite a few ambient artists have been making videos for some time.

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Pete

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« Last Edit: January 18, 2011, 06:32:44 AM by petekelly »

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Re: Ambient video ?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2011, 06:32:21 AM »
Bumping up the thread a bit, here's some recent videos I've made:

'Heart of Darkness'


'Lost at Sea'


'Oxytoxin'



Just re-watched the Sylvian / Sakamoto 'Steel Cathedrals' film, the imagery certainly adds to the music.
Perhaps I need to nip back to Teesside to get some more Industrial imagery.

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Re: Ambient video ?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011, 07:57:47 AM »
Video's being posted over at Relaxed Machinery have been ramping up lately... 

http://relaxedmachinery.ning.com/video

Definitely worth a skim if you're looking for ambient video.   (including Pete's Igneous Flame stuff!  :-)

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Re: Ambient video ?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2011, 12:29:47 PM »
Bumping up the thread a bit, here's some recent videos I've made:

'Heart of Darkness'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=N_kJ9y84sNA

'Lost at Sea'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=5Wielo4JzBA

'Oxytoxin'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IavnPEXcGlw&feature=player_profilepage

Just re-watched the Sylvian / Sakamoto 'Steel Cathedrals' film, the imagery certainly adds to the music.
Perhaps I need to nip back to Teesside to get some more Industrial imagery.


Not a lot of industry left on Teesside, Pete :(
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Re: Ambient video ?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2011, 11:11:15 AM »
The "fan" videos are the best.  There are a handful of Numina fan vids out there.