The aim of a video editor is to tell a story.
Classical music brings out a different story from each person, depending on where and when they are.
Ergo, when you edit for classical music, you are not telling your story. You are giving visual hints so that the music can do its job.
About the video.
I wanted to do a video in which each frame could be taken singularly as the beginning of an imaginary and personal story.
I chose to use footage from the metro because when I was a child I loved to look out of the window of a train for a split second, take a mental picture of what I saw and imagine a new story starting from that image. Sometimes I find myself still doing it, actually.
Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.
If the addition of visual elements to our performance communicates
the spirit of the music more vividly and brings audiences
back to the concert halls, then the increased use of visualization
must be given important consideration.
Try this: Press pause in a random moment of the video and look if you like that frame. You have 5035 possibilities to create your own.
Feel free to share your screenshots with me by sending them by email at email@example.com, so that I can add them to this “Lookout” post 🙂