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IT’S a nice morning and, at risk of using it as a distraction, I nip out for a quick walk to try and grab a few bits of local video footage…just in case they might be useful for an upcoming project.
I don’t get much tho’ – the direction of the sun and lack of people/movement aren’t conducive…it’s too early.
There’s a bunch of photos form, the USA trip that I wanna put in a slideshow for Smokehead so I spend a while gathering the photos and making a slideshow with some hashtag-style captions.
By now it’s lunchtime…before I make some seafood ramen, I nip ut with the video camera. This time the sun’s gone and there’s still no great signs of life…or the ‘experience’ that’ll I hoped to capture.
Next job is to finish the ‘soundtrack; for the slideshow which is, in effect, my motivation to produce something – albeit not a full song – using Ableton Live.
As you’ll hear of you watch the slideshow above, it’s certainly no masterpiece, but it’s part of a learning process and, thing, could bring some interesting new ways of working. Especially for instrumental stuff.
I upload the slideshow to YouTube, send the files off to Smokehead then get on with putting together my November eNewsletter. Once finished I schedule it to go out to my mail limits at 8.45am precisely tomorrow (Friday) morning.
It’s 8opm but he time I get the grill lit outside and cook the Vietnamese beef I’ve had marinading since lunchtime…