Link to video: https://youtu.be/mlbH86MpqgI
Backstory: so this video was made as an assignment for a Video Production class I took while I was at McNeese State in Lake Charles, LA my Sophomore year of college. We had the freedom of making a video of our choice that showcased our knowledge and understanding of the basic camera shots and methods of shoots through said video. Surprisingly I was the only person in class that decided to make a music video!
The Process: So I decided to pay homage to the old, weird music videos I used to love and searched on YouTube for Public video clips of nature that would be blended into my original nature shot and some neat cyberpunk-esque clips. Sony Vegas is my go-to for video editing. It’s simple to use and I like the default keyboard shortcuts. Music Videos are really simple to make in Vegas, practice makes perfect! I wanted to make something that kept you interested in the song, Don’t Go by House-producer Justin Martin, while maintaining it’s appeal to the eye.
Lot’s of grain and video on top of another video FX going on in this video. If you’re ever having trouble with video transitions, Automation is your best friend. The mirroring effect used around the 1 minute mark is my personal favorite scene then suddenly it goes into slow motion and reserved! I chose this song because it already has a really nice, chill vibe to it with minimal vocals. Nothing too flashy yet you’re still interested to see where the track goes. So I wanted to try and compliment that by using some abstract clips balanced out with the natural nature clips.
My name is DeMarcus Cobb and I attend Texas State University. I’m currently pursuing a degree in Mass Communications,
Multimedia Production focus where ideally I would like to set up my own record label someday. I enjoy working with Photoshop and video editing software Sony Vegas among many other random hobbies that still somehow correlate together.
I am an aspiring music producer and DJ with a prior involvement with music through live instrument at a young age; I taught myself music production, DJ’ing and how to play guitar, bass, piano and percussion through rigorous practice, jam seshes and almighty YouTube.
Music is something that has stuck with me since I was young thanks to my parents and their eclectic collection of CDs and records! The Who, Tribe Called Quest, Outkast, Red Hot a Chili Peppers, 2Pac, Debbie Deb, the list could go on. It opened me up to a lot of different music at a young age and probably sparked my desire to always find the newest tracks no matter the genre. It’s weird because I also have an obsession with anything made before I was born in 1994.
The purpose of this blog is to bring you into my world and provide an outlet for my hobbies, if I’m majoring in Multimedia Produvtion why not dedicate a blog to improving my craft. Music Reviews will be the primary drive if this blog. New or old, might be an album, or it might be a Top-10 list of songs I’m listening to at the moment and why you should be to!
One cannot reveal too much too soon because that would be boring and I exciting! I will also post some How-To’s and QuickTip covering music production/DJ pointers and shed light on some of the basics and shortcuts. You might catch the occasional picture post 🙂
Stay tuned and follow my blog. Plenty of exciting things coming very soon!
One Love, DC