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Musically, My First Video.

For more about the song, click here. So here I am in the realm of YouTube videos. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while and not really known how to get started. As you can tell I took the ‘let’s jump in’ approach and what resulted was a video with pretty poor lighting, a microphone and me. I’m pretty proud that you can finally put a name and an image to a song and while I loved doing this, performing is not something I have yet done. There are so many hurdles to overcome and I’m sure I’ll look back at this video and cringe at the lack of live content and the really bad intro. But I’m going to let this one fly and allow myself to enjoy just having posted a song (with a video) on YouTube for the first time in a very long time. It’s uncomfortable but at least I’m not trying to be something that I’m very much not.

My Fiancé has recently commented on my writing style saying that it’s very honest and I like that. I like that I can sit here right now and have no shame in saying as a Film and Television graduate, I should probably have a little more finesse about filming but I actually think this came out very well. It’s honest of where am I right now. Film is all about the realism you choose to shoot in and I think it’s interesting that I chose to film this song in one take with no rehearsal time, no interesting surround and no lighting. I literally had nothing, except a recording of myself to fill the open space that is my apartment kitchen. It’s interesting because this is a first, and I can tell having just edited this that it’s not the best video on the planet but it’s mine. As an artist I frequently surround myself in the realm of ‘what if’s and ‘maybe’s but this right here is how I feel, how Autumn makes me feel and it’s me doing what I love and singing even if you can’t hear what was actually recorded in the session, the feeling’s there and I really hope that I can use this as a chance to show you what I can do and who I am rather than simply hiding behind the keys of my laptop keyboard and writing songs that never find their way to the surface because I never let them leave the comfort of our humble little apartment or our lovely little car.

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