Facing one of my biggest music video challenges – have I got it in me ?

I know that many of you who will be reading this are basking in the northern hemisphere mid-summer warmth, so I just felt it would only be fair if I share with you a bit of the Tasmanian winter ? .

It’s been a cold week here.  This morning I woke up to ice on the deck and the Bridgewater Jerry rolling down the Derwent Valley.

The Bridgewater Jerry is a dense fog which occurs occasionally in winter when cold air drains down off the mountains at night and forms a fog in the Derwent Valley which then drifts down the valley in the morning.  It really is quite beautiful (from a distance).

Here are a couple of photos: the first showing the Jerry and the second showing a frosty boat.

Onto music matters.  Last week I promised I would fill you in on how my music video for ‘Human Behaviour’ is progressing. I think this is going to be one of the most complicated videos I have done and I’m not certain yet whether I can pull off what I would like to achieve.

I spent quite a few hours last week working out a draft timeline and background video sequence using iMovie, which I took along to Mike Raine’s on Monday.

Much of it still remained in my head as concepts which I was hoping that Mike, being far more skilled in video production than me, and using more advanced software than iMovie, would be able to achieve.

All I can say is one great big thank you to Mike, who, after 3 hours of patient work, had re-created the video sequences and the concepts I had in my head.

Now all that’s left is to shoot my singing parts to integrate with the sequences and that’s where I’m starting to feel nervous.

To re-create the vision I have for the video, I need to perform in ways that I’ve never done before, and I’m not entirely sure yet whether I can pull it off.  Still, there’s only one way to find out and that’s just to grit my teeth and give it a go!! I’ll fill you in next week on how I get on.


This week’s shout-out (from my facebook group “Laini’s Beach Shack”) is for Enrico Alfarano who’s passion for discovering Americana, Roots, Folk and Indie Rock Music, both new and old, spills out into his beautifully written blog  ‘Americana Routes’.  I truly recommend you check it out if you are interested in these genres of music.  Just click on the link below:

Americana Routes

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Until next week, take care!

Laini xx