A few weeks ago I had an idea to edit a video of an old song of mine “Girl You Know” with clips from old/oldish movies to make the actors in the scenes look like they were dancing to my song.
I had previosuly spent over a year working as a Video Editor in New York a few years back so it was an interesting exercise to see if I still possessed the skill-set to execute the idea! I’ll let you be the judge of that when you watch the video below.
I had a few go-to movies for some of the scenes. I think I’m slightly besotted by all the leading ladies in movies from the 50’s and 60’s particularly those cast by Fellini & Godard. Jean Seberg, Anna Karina, Anita Ekberg & Raquel Welch were all stunners in their day.
The song itself is one I have laboured with over the last 3 years. Initially it was a Vocoder led piece – I even used that version to soundtrack my ShowReel back in my editing/cameraguy days. I have recorded several different versions of it and debated going full hog and collaborating with other Artists for a proper release version. The demo of the track used in the video is my favourite version so far. It’s pretty rough and ready with some dirty synths mixed with Nile Rodgers style guitars.
Hope you enjoy the video and if you want a Free download of the Track – it’s available here.