Well, it’s been a few days now since I sent you the link to my debut single. It’s been a real learning exercise for me. In hindsight I shouldn’t have set a download limit on the file as it meant that those of you who had a problem with the initial download couldn’t try again. I’ve sorted this out for everyone who has so far notified me, but if you still haven’t managed to download the song then please let me know by replying to this e-mail and I’ll make sure I get it to you asap. Please note that I have changed the download limit on the file, so if you do wish to forward the e-mail you received onto friends or family, then they shouldn’t experience the same problem that you did.
For those of you who have downloaded the song, I really hope that you’ve enjoyed listening to it. When I sent it out I knew that the style wouldn’t appeal to everyone, but so far the feedback has been very, very positive, with just one or two people admitting that it is a little out of their musical comfort zone. That is absolutely fine and just what I expected. As I put out more tracks from the album I am hoping that there will eventually be something for everyone as all the songs have a different feel. Anyway, I’ll keep you all posted on release dates in my newsletters, so stay tuned.
So now the work starts again and it’s onto the video for the song. I’ve been looking forward to this stage for ages! I had a brilliant session with Mike on Monday. Creating a video is a totally new experience for me and I’m finding it fascinating learning how it is done. First of all we bounced around a few ideas and then we started creating the Storyboard for the video using Vegas video editing software. Basically this involved the following steps:
1. Establishing the timeline of the song
2. Identifying the key scenes in the story and where along the timeline the scenes need to change
3. Finding the background images that we need for the different scenes and inserting them as frames along the timeline.
I know this looks very scrappy, but these were the notes we made as we were going along – it does mean something to us – honest! Doesn’t it Mike?
Next time we meet we are going to start shooting some of the video footage. It is all going to be shot indoors, using a green screen as a backdrop for those scenes where we want to superimpose the subjects onto the virtual backgrounds we have created. I’ll tell you more about how it’s going in my next newsletter.
Finally, I want to share with you two ideas for logo designs which my youngest supporter, James, aged 12, created for me. I think he has done a fantastic job and is spot on in terms of concept and colours. Well done James! Keep those ideas flowing everyone!
Until next time, take care,