Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Iceboating 4 (last of the series)



I told you I got a little silly last night. Hope you enjoy!

14 comments:

will said...

woohoo! i say we go back up there again this season. love the video. regret i left my flip camera last time.

O Docker said...

Great job!

It's just too bad that one of the boat's baroque.

bonnie said...

Oh, oh, oh, O-docker!!!

That was my very first music video. I think I won't quit my day job just yet, but it was fun putting it together & I was pretty happy with the end product. Glad you guys liked it!

Cowboygrrl said...

Very cool! Thanks!

bowsprite said...

"one boat's baroque!"
oh my...brilliant! hahahahaha!!!
beautiful! Wow! music instead of noisy wind! BIG difference! (minus wood cracking is also nice.)

JP said...

Awesome!

Ol' Philosophizer said...

Totally cool!

I have to share this link with my friends.

Buck said...

Yes!!!!!!

The final minute or so was perfect, and the final image just shows the sheer joy of the experience.

bonnie said...

Thanks! I actually spent a fair amount of time picking the music. It all started because I had a whole bunch of video snippets & decided to roll them all up into a compilation. Ended up with 3 minutes of nice footage, with a soundtrack of 3 minutes of blasting winds punctuated with me making occasional inane sounds. I first thought Vivaldi, of course, but the Winter bits were a little dark for such a sparkly day. Ended up cruising music websites & trying the video (sound turned off) with various overtures, trumpet voluntaries & marches. I was definitely after regal - two other serious contenders were The Prince of Denmark March and a selection from the Music for the Royal Fireworks, but in the end, I kept coming back to the piece you hear, The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Handel's Solomon - it was just mood I was after & close to the right length. Bought the MP3, did a little more editing to get the video to the right length, figured out how to edit soundtracks & there you have it!

I was just laughing at myself the whole time for getting so obsessive over the project, but I have to say, I did have a lot of fun working on it.

PeconicPuffin said...

I felt like I was watching PBS.

"One of the boats baroque"! LOL

bonnie said...

Oh dear! Is that a compliment, or a complaint?
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PeconicPuffin said...

Compliment! Compliment Compliment Compliment! I'm a card carrying member (well I don't carry a card) of PBS!

The video was delightful, and the frisson of Masterpiece Theatre lent by the music made it particularly enjoyable.

Here's what it was kinda like to sail through ice in Peconica (the big bays didn't freeze over). Proper nippy when we fell!

bonnie said...

Phew! That's what I hoped!

matthew houskeeper said...

Nice work!
Looks like a fun weekend.