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hi everybody. yesterday i wrote and recorded a song. i was pretty proud of the final result, so i shot a little music video for it. it's a goofy little just-for-fun kinda thing.
i trust the people on this forum very much when it comes to music, so any feedback would be greatly appreciated. even if it's negative feedback.
Got a real 80's underground feel...trippy dance vibe ...catchy...interesting...needs some work...potential there...maybe an alternate rhythm to break it up a bit... better production would lift it a fair bit!! keep it up...cheers!!!
i like it mate as with the last track you put up theres a definite essence of beck in there, videos cool too (some of its out of sync but then ive never tried to make a video so who am i to criticise) with your music and your videos you've got an quirky indie thing going on which is cool i like things that are not just run of the mill generic crap good job again calvin i look forward to the next one
I'm into the track a bunch. I love how frenetic yet hypnotic it is.
If you want video feedback try varying your shot framing and pull the camera in much closer. Think about your shot variation like you do your music: it's not just a single note at one volume, there is variation in tone, size, length etc. Same applies to the visual.
thank you everyone! especially beatnik. those are some huge compliments, and i really appreciate them.
polishbroadcast, thank you for the compliments and advice. however, i know next to nothing about shooting video. this was shot from my laptops built in webcam. the camera was as close as it could be because my laptop was on the very edge of my bed. also, i was operating the camera myself, which was already quite difficult. it was a goofy video, never meant to be great quality.
it makes me very happy to hear that some of you like my music.
I don't know about you guys, I hear Lou Reed in there. From me thats a big compliment. Lou's the man. Plus you made a whole video of a song. I cant even figure out how to get a sample of my gear up on this forum. Thats cause me and Joe Walsh are both Analog guys! I like it cause its you, and you put it out regardless of what others may or may not say. Original is original, and hats off to that. Even though you do color coordinate rather well, it will never match the impact of the girls in the Robert Plamer video, addicted to love. Those of us that suffered throughout the 80's know what I mean.
Never pet a dog that is foaming at the mouth.
I love the fact that you are young and using media to move your art forward. Especially recording your own music and producing it with video. Who cares if its not "right".. Youre talking to an old musician that is now making pedals and amps and I dont know WHAT IN THE HELL I am doing, I'm just doing it because I must.
Its in me and it must be created.
Feedback and affirmation is a great thing, but keep listening only to one voice dude.. yours!
I watched a friend of mine ages ago when he was 18 (when I was 27) go from recording outlandish things on a tascam 4 track that made me scratch my head to now.. He's now working in nashville as an engineer some 20yrs later. He produces my albums and is amazing. He can make water from scratch! He has doubted his path many times, gotten lost on the way but dusts himself off and keeps walking.
He still has a dream to "make it" musically as an artist but his talent is just stunning as a producer.
here's a video of his that he did for fun.. wrote the music, recorded ALL the music, mastered all the music, directed his video,etc.. (video though was produced by his neighbor that has Keith Urban in his resume). Just remember he started EXACTLY like
you just making music for his friends to listen to with an animated style.