I made a movie clip for the worship at synod called "ripples of grace" - snippets of the "Visual Bible Gospel of John" (just go and buy it and then my copyright conscience will be all good), and the first track from Harold Budd's album "Agua" which I bought as part of my 50 songs per month subscription at www.emusic.com. (I started at 30 songs per month for US$9.95 and love it so much that I upped it to US$14.95. So much good, obscure music - old and new.)
the backing clip is some movie texture from a magazine DVD. I have to say that those freebie textures are always worth the price of the mag. I spent ages trying to get the effect with the text that I wanted but still didnt - the text outline is clear and I wanted it to fade - hard to explain. Part of the problem is that I have a Premiere background and trying still to learn Final Cut Pro.
Click on the image and have a look and tell me how I should have done the masking in FCP. It's a Quicktime mp4 file...
don't you love that movie texture.
did I mention that the Indigo Girls were sensational last week?
the annual valedictory service tomorrow and I'm going to play the Telecaster for the first time in chapel.
did I mention that the highlight of the synod was Andrew Dutney singing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" as part of his Bible studies (and segueing into Reuben Morgan's "Hear Our Praises" which has almost exactly the same tune and timing for its chorus....)... and then he finished by playing the "Choir of Hard Knocks" recording. stunning. sublime. deeply moving. and I haven't seen Andrew sing in front of a band for, oh, 26 years!