Video Soundtracks

This is a selection of videos for which soundtracks have been specially written. 

Some use movies taken from personal experience, others are constructed from videos available on Pixabay and Pexels.

They are best viewed in full screen which can be activated using the controls in the top left or botton right of the screen depending on your browser.

The Life in a Year

This video tells the story of a year in nature from spring to winter. The music, called "Undiscovered Lands", was written first and the video woven around it.

It was put together from short movies uploaded to Pixabay and Pexels by contributors who are acknowledged at the end and to whom I send my thanks.

It was a pleasure to work on this project - both the music and the resulting video for which it was to become the score.

The music “Undiscoveredd Lands" is performed using Spitfire Audio's BBC Symphony Orchestra Pro Edition and Logic Pro X.

Cityscapes

The second of the movies constructed from videos available on Pixabay and Pexels. This is the story of cities from all over the globe as they go through their day.

This soundrack, “Cityscapes”, is written using Spitfire Audio’s LABS pads and choir with the organ provided by Logic’s Alchemy.

 Warning for those with photosensitive epilepsy

Flashing images between 2.35 and 2.55

Sunrise

Sunrise is the first of two movies which have been compiled from specially curated videos made been available on Pixabay and Pexels.

Although each sunrise is unique they all have one thing in common - they are simply stunning to witness.

The music, also called "Sunrise", is realised using Spitfire Audio’s Albion II (Loegria) and their LABS choir.

Terra Infirma

This video was shot on the banks for the Firth of Forth at a shallow bay called Longniddry Bents. It was one of the photographer’s first attempts at video using a drone.

The curious cubic structures along the shoreline are tank traps left from the war. 

The soundtrack, called "Terra Infirma", attempts to capture the “otherworldliness” and bleakness of the scenery.

Longniddry Bents also gives its name to the ghost town of Bents in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Venn

During the Cambridge e-Luminate festival in February 2016 two artists, Ross Ashton and Susie Olczak, presented a light sculpture called Venn which was projected onto the end of the Senate House.

The patterns created start with simple circles and geometric structures which, as the work progresses, become more and more complex.

This rendering of the work was taken on a handheld mobile phone with limited video capabilities, but was the only camera to hand at the time. This was the fifth and final take as, by the end, it had started to rain quite heavily.

It was not until some time later that the circular nature of the patterns lead to the opening motif in the soundtrack inspired by this captivating art work.

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