Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pilot is Power

This is not my first blog, I have another blog over at TIWWA, click here for that one.

Here I will compile all my music videos I've made and I might do music videos with footage from other shows. But for now, I will post the videos I've made so far in the order that I made them.

This is the first Millennium fan music video I made. I'm still proud of this, it was a challenge but most importantly it was fun to make it. My original plan was to make them in chronological order but I hit a creative and music wall at the fourth episode of Millennium, The Judge. I will try to make a video for every episode in the series, in fact I've even made two videos for one episode. Some videos are character driven videos, an homage or a tribute to both the character and the actor as well. I've always tried to tell a story in each video, at least to make it fit the music thematically, emotionally or lyrically. And sometimes, all of the above.

I did make minor changes to the video for this blog. I zoomed in a little on the video, so I wouldn't see a tiny black line at the edges of the video itself. I dimmed two transitional shots, when we see people under the bridge and it pans into another scene where a dancer is revealed at the peep show, so it would be more seamless. Plus, I put a link to TIWWA at the end of the video, the best Millennium online forums out there. If you're a fan of Millennium you should sign up and join in on the fun.

For artistic purposes and to fit the images to the music, I alter the footage from the way we see the episodes on DVD. I employ many tricks, such as zooming in on the image to get rid of something that isn't the focus of my video; reversing a shot to either make it connect with a previous shot or to let that shot make more sense visually; and either slowing or speeding up shots to fit with the music. I try to keep the shots unaltered but it's unavoidable in some cases.

All the footage is taken from Pilot, episode one from season one of Millennium. The track is called Poetry and Power by Gravity Kills and it's a Gary Numan cover. I titled the video: Pilot is Power. Enjoy!

NOTE: The video looks a bit dodgy in a couple of places, I've tried uploading the video three times with different settings and the result is always the same. Thus, I'm offering a download of the video in MPEG-4 format. It's a little over 50 MB in size. The link might become a dud in the future if people don't download it within a certain time limit.

Click here to download the video.

Cheers from Iceland!

1 comment:

  1. I think this is an absolutely superb idea and I champion your decision to showcase your work Josef. I hope as many people as possible drop by to enjoy, make ample use of the kind decision to allow downloads of your work and share with you some comments.

    I don't have the time to blog but admire all those who do and especially those who use their talents to entertain others.

    Congratulations on a fabulous start and for the first download.