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#1 Coldwaterdude

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 05:48 PM

Hey guys I did a music search and could not find what I was looking for, I would like to know what music you are using to put in the background of your videos?
I am struggling to find the right type of music scores to fit my video, if you know of or have a favorite album,artist,soundtrack whatever please post it.
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#2 ronrosa

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 06:39 PM

What is the footage of and where was it shot ?

For example, I like to use flamingo guitar with my Caribbean videos. I try to match music pace with the how much action is going on in the video.

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 07:05 PM

This is the type of feedback I need, I am looking for the music type each of us is using in your video's. This will help me find a match for my footage from Thailand.

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 02:02 AM

Hi Coldwater geezer,

I write the music for my films myself as this gives me a lot of scope and freedom.

One thing I've always considered to be effective is to use local music. This gives you a feeling of the envoiroment your setting yourself in.

Music in films is a major part of film making. It sets atmosphere and enhances the content of what your trying to portrait. Its definitely not to be underestimated. I've watched a few excellent films where the footage is good only to be let down by what the maker thinks is a good choice in soundtrack (often their favorite songs).

Have a listen to some original Thai music and see if it fits your footage.

Hope this helps

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 09:46 AM

Geezer! Ouch!
Great suggestions, both of which point out the connection between location and local music. I'm headed back to Phuket this weekend so while I'm there I'll hit the local markets and look see what type of music I can find.
Thanks guys, if anyone else has any suggestions I would love to hear them.
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Posted 10 April 2006 - 09:38 AM

I would seriously consider buying Sonic Fire Pro, it is very easy to learn and, depending on which cuts or discs you buy to suppliment the application, you will have a diverse collection of audio to back your video. Sonic Fire has just come out with their 4th version which includes a new feature
"Mood Mapping" which may insure that your version is not duplicated by someone else. I was a beta tester this last Fall for them and was impressed by the versitility of the new feature. Unfortunately, older Smart Sound discs cannot take advantage of the new feature but still work just fine within the program itself. The type of music you use can make or break a sequence. All Sonic Fire music is copyright free so no problems there as well.

You might also want to investigate music by Music Bakery, Riverside, Music 2 Hues and the many other copyright free music libraries out there. If you are a Mac person, you should take advantage of their Soundtrack application which allows you to create your music yourself. You just need to have a feel for it but do not need to be able to play an instrument. I love using Soundtrack as it is fun and creative; however, it does take an investment of time to create the piece you are hoping to make.
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Posted 10 April 2006 - 09:46 AM

For mac, the cheaper(and more limited) Garage Band is quite versatile in mixing instruments.

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 09:59 AM

I'd like to do my own music, but for me. It's easier to just grab songs that I already know.

When I choose my music, I try and pick something that has a distinct build to it. Starting slowly and than builing up. I then match the action in my clips to the music.

I see people using very somber music in underwater clips, and maybe that is how they feel underwater, or the type of feeling they are trying to portray. For me, I'm pumped while diving, and I like to pick music that gives off that vibe and lets other people feel what I feel.

Here is a clip using some non traditional rock music, and I like it. Wouldn't change a thing. (except for my shaky macro shots)

http://www.redreefsc...e.php?pos=-2055

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 01:09 PM

Well the thing is that when you use music that is copyrighted online without permission, you're essentially committing infringement. In practical terms, the enforcement is next to nothing. For competitions and filmfests however, I'd be more wary, esp if you manage to make some money out of it.
The establishment like using uplifting music. For Planet Earth trailer, they used a really cool band from Iceland.
Ethnic music is great but can be a bit old if not modernized or "remixed". Thai instrumental music with a nice beat in the background... really nice!

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 06:58 AM

Well the thing is that when you use music that is copyrighted online without permission, you're essentially committing infringement. In practical terms, the enforcement is next to nothing. For competitions and filmfests however, I'd be more wary, esp if you manage to make some money out of it.


I am glad someone made mention of this. Too often photographers or videographers will cry copyright 'foul' when someone uses their work without permission, but then turn around and do the same thing to musicians. :lol: Probably not the intent here, but just something to keep in mind. Fine if you want to use it for a personal video, but don't distribute it anywhere or make it available on the net (even if you aren't making money from it, a common myth), or you will likely be infringing.

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 07:22 AM

Coldwaterdude - have a look at the music by Chamras Saewataporn as personally I think it's great for videos from that area - you should be able to find it onsale in Bangkok airport.

Dentonate - why are all the most viewed photos on your website of scantly clad women??? !!! :>

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 07:40 AM

My music is bought and paid for. So I have no remorse in using it how I see fit.

I feel the same way about my software. If I want to install it on 35 of my PCs, then I will.

Is it legal? No. Is speeding legal? No.

I guess I'm just a rebel. :lol:

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 07:42 AM

Dentonate - why are all the most viewed photos on your website of scantly clad women??? !!! :>

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 07:48 AM

Detonate,
Couldn't download the movie, apparently Safari and it do not mix. Nothing wrong with the shot of the lady diver figuring out which way her reg goes on the tank. Also, loved the coconuts. Keep up the good work.:-)

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 07:58 AM

Thanks!

Scuba shots are fun, but off season studio shoots are fun as well.

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 08:01 AM

Steve, Here is a direct link that may work for you.



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Posted 11 April 2006 - 08:59 AM

Ok you guys behave... Mike V might take offense to those pics... he's a staunch conservative type who believes in chastity and abstinence before marriage.

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 10:14 AM

It's ok - he can't download those photos with his internet connection so we're safe! :lol:

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 03:25 PM

I usually hate to see videos with music containig singing. However, this song rocks and fits the mood. Well done.
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Posted 14 April 2006 - 06:57 PM

Its forced abstinence Drew....

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