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    Realizations (with & without video - incl-Gofriller Cello etc)

    Hi! I have been away for a while and involved in other things so it has been a little while since I have posted.

    I decided to post this piece called Realizations that I had composed first (back in the summer) and then decided that I would like to fit some video footage onto it. I have completed 2 other small videos with my music which I will post later.

    I looked around the net for free footage and could not find anything suitable (just a lot of junk-youtube etc, etc) so I got into my small DVD collection and copied a small section of video near the end of the film and literally edited the film (not too much) to fit the music. (sort of backwards - I know) I used iMovieHD application which I think comes free with the mac OS and very easy to use and Quicktime PRo to get the file size down for the internet.

    I sincerely hope I have not broken any copyright laws here as my only intention is to just practise putting music to video. The original score in the cut of the movie I am using used a more eastern flute treatment (very nice by the way) and it had some voice over in one part of it which helped fill in some of the blanks in the story. Since I had to dump all the original sound, I also added some waves crashing on the shore sound effects that I dug up.

    For those who have not seen the movie, the woman (Geisha) on the cliff I believe is throwing away a silk hankerchief given to her as a keepsake by a very special love in her life who she thinks is gone forever. It has been a long while since I have watched the movie so my facts could be slightly off. Anyway it was a very sad moment for her not to mention the fact that her life has been extremely difficult all her life. (An understatement!)

    Since I have finally put up my own flash site for my business, I have also included some of my music on the site. I did the site myself which is another story. I am trying to somehow incorporate music very slowly into my business. So having a site and space on an external server will come in handy for posting stuff on this forum. SO, Goodbye SoundClick!!!!

    The first link is for the music and film 2:00 minutes
    (just click on the link and see what happens! - it requires Quicktime player-available free for PC's & of course Macs from Apple.com -I think most people on Pc's would have this by now) -

    The second link is just the mp3 music - which is slightly longer. (Requires your usual mp3 player-just click on the link)


    http://www.mdtcommunications.com/Mem...lCarry-MDT.mov

    http://www.mdtcommunications.com/Realizations.mp3
    Music happens to be an art form that transcends language. - Herbie Hancock

    http://www.mdtcommunications.com

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    Re: Realizations (with & without video - incl-Gofriller Cello etc)

    It fits the scene beautifully. Very nicely done.

    BTW: For anyone wanting to find public domain film footage for soundtrack practice, here's a couple sites with loads of public domain feature films for download:

    http://www.archive.org/details/movies
    http://silent-movies.com/

    Some are MP4, however, and not all video players can handle that format.
    --gary shannon
    Spooks! - The Movie

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    Re: Realizations (with & without video - incl-Gofriller Cello etc)

    I haven't seen the movie but your music seemed natural for the mood and context. It worked well.

    It sounds very good to me.

    Also the movie looks nice.


    Phil

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    Re: Realizations (with & without video - incl-Gofriller Cello etc)

    Del Carry - As the silence sets in again after hearing your sensitively dramatic piece, the first thing I'm moved to say here in reply is that we hear from you far too seldomly.

    I wish I could have seen the film footage, after reading the description of you working with it in conjunction with your music, but even with the current Quicktime player, this old computer just can't seem to handle a lot of video files.

    Ah well, I really enjoyed the music on its own and am admiring of the very effective way it evokes melancholy.

    Wonderful work.

    Randy B.
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    Re: Realizations (with & without video - incl-Gofriller Cello etc)

    Del,

    You'll be hearing from our attorneys Just kidding.

    This is great - beautifully done, very evocative and understated. Your music fit the video wonderfully. It is also beautiful on its own.


    Thanks for a lovely moment in the middle of the day.
    Ron Pearl

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    Re: Realizations (with & without video - incl-Gofriller Cello etc)

    Quote Originally Posted by fiziwig
    It fits the scene beautifully. Very nicely done.

    BTW: For anyone wanting to find public domain film footage for soundtrack practice, here's a couple sites with loads of public domain feature films for download:

    http://www.archive.org/details/movies
    http://silent-movies.com/

    Some are MP4, however, and not all video players can handle that format.
    Gary - thanks for the feedback AND for the link for videos. This is just what I need!

    haven't seen the movie but your music seemed natural for the mood and context. It worked well.

    It sounds very good to me.

    Also the movie looks nice.
    Thanks Phil! As I tend to lose my objectivity during the editing process it is good to hear positive feedback.
    Music happens to be an art form that transcends language. - Herbie Hancock

    http://www.mdtcommunications.com

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    really really beautiful! as soon as the piano begins I knew that it was gonna be a very touching sequence, and your music really draws on and intensifies the emotion of the visual. Really liked this, and i thought the transistion to the more staccato figuration at the end was perfect. V nicely done!

    Ben

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    Re: Realizations (with & without video - incl-Gofriller Cello etc)

    Dang, Del, sorry, but I couldn't get that .mov file to go;
    it seems to download; but then nothing happens; and
    the (IE) browser status bar shows "error on page". I
    really wanted to see this. I did, of course, get the mp3
    fine, though.

    Very nice work on this; with particular note of the
    writing for strings -- and the sound you got out of them.
    This is really quite lovely... perhaps you would consider
    taking some of the ideas in this forward into a formal,
    independent piece, Del?

    All my best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .

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    Re: Realizations (with & without video - incl-Gofriller Cello etc)

    Randy - too bad you could not see the movie - yes video is the supreme test for a computer's CPU - especially the older types and OS's. Anyway thanks for taking the time to listen and commenting.

    The effort and dedication people have here is quite something. I am also involved on a similar photo critique site. That is so much easier and quicker as it does not take long to look and comment on a photo. Here in the listening room you usually have to give it 3-5 minutes and sometimes listen several times. It's a good thing we all like music.

    Ron - Pretty funny about your lawyers! Having great footage really helps. One's project is as good as its weakest link! And of course thanks for all your kind words.

    Ben - You are too kind! Good to hear that the sound fit - as I quickly lost my objectivity early on. This was a lot of fun - although when I added video to my song it is like mixing it again as I had to listen to it over and over and over again. The moral of the story is that you better really like the music you compose as you have to hear it soooo many times!
    Music happens to be an art form that transcends language. - Herbie Hancock

    http://www.mdtcommunications.com

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    Re: Realizations (with & without video - incl-Gofriller Cello etc)

    This is a great idea for anyone aspiring to compose for film... take an existing movie and compose your own soundtrack to just snippets of it, as you did here. And you did really, really well with it, Del! You definitely captured and enhanced the mood of this very emotional scene. The more rhytmic section you used for the fade out as the girl walks away was extremely effective. Great job!

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