One of these days I intend to have a serious discussion on the ethicality and sense of posting so much about our children’s lives.
Today is not that day.
Today, I am posting a video that I made from some unique photos that my oldest son took with my phone’s camera. Instead of getting frustrated at having to delete hundreds of photos from my phone, I looked at it as an opportunity to make some, well, I don’t know if I would call it art, but it was a fun project, whatever you want to label it.
I had been looking for an opportunity to play around with GarageBand, and this presented a nice chance to create something auditory. Once I discovered that you can alter the duration, pitch and volume of the notes in the green Apple loops …oh boy! That’s hours of fun right there. Writing music, or even just modifying and arranging tracks in GarageBand, is something I deeply enjoy. As much as I love writing with words (and I do), working with music reaches into a completely different space in my mind and soul. Other bloggers may have a novel as their Work in Progress, but I think I have a CD. Or a box set.
The music I created mirrors the film. Just as the camera stills evolve slowly, so does the music. It starts off in kind of a synth-pop la-la land (that is obviously a technical term I learned while acquiring my Bachelor’s in Music) and it ends up in a sort of jazzy club mix. I had entirely too much fun creating this, and have decided that I want to make an entire set of music like this so I can work out to something I really enjoy.
I will let you all know when it’s available on iTunes. Haha.
Have you ever taken a situation which appears mundane and turned it into something creative?
Other posts you might get a kick out of:
- The Power of Music: an Experiment in Film
- Does your Daddy know you’re here?
- Day To Disconnect Review
- I am a rock-star mommy (and you can be one, too)