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A Song which has Haunted me since the end of 2012.
Technical tools: Adobe After Effects, Vegas for linear edit and vocals by ThatGirl recorded in Audacity

A stylistic theme song which screamed Bond Film Soundtrack caught my attention and imagination and I knew i had to record it.
The Video concept morphed from an old saloon setting with a dark muted color palette to this guns and roses final concept.

This one took since January to finish and the ride was an emotional one, fighting life events, getting my voice back and learning enough so I could finally put it together.

I only make things I Really want there it is

UPLOAD TEST - 29fps AAC audio .mov

Thank You LtAdams for the advice through this process with After Effects

Views: 300

Comment by AnnelidaFilms on June 12, 2013 at 10:11pm

Bond.  Very Bond.

Comment by JustAnotherUserName on June 13, 2013 at 12:42am

Well you blew ME away!!  Sooooooo very good to see and hear you again, you gorgeous creature you!  You are amazing.  xoxoxoxoxo

Comment by Marie on June 13, 2013 at 6:40am
*picks jaw off table* Dang... WOW!
Comment by LtAdams2247 on June 13, 2013 at 10:58am

You had me at "blow it all away".

Way to go on the AE work there. Prrrrrretty sweat. Couldn't have done it better myself. Being an incredible egomaniac, that's the highest of compliments in my book ;-)

Comment by LtAdams2247 on June 13, 2013 at 11:06am

If I ever do another Bondski I wanna hire you to do the title sequence.

Comment by BlancheNoE on June 13, 2013 at 12:15pm

DAY-um ! You got your editing FREAK on woMAN !

AWEsome !

Comment by SydTheSkeptic on June 14, 2013 at 1:18pm

This is so awesome!!  

I want more people to see it.  Can I embed it in a blog on VH?

Comment by ThatGirl on June 14, 2013 at 2:09pm

@Jim - You hear it , you see it? Indeed and thank you for the confirmation.

@JUAN - Thanks for watching AND listening. This was a tough nut say the least. Thank again and again for the encouragement and your time.

@LtAdams-I believe that IS THE Highest compliment, indeed.

Man, I built so many comps that got scrapped; motion tracking wasn't satisfactory even re-keying frame-by-frame, I built and scrapped several camera rigs, and I DID build that chessboard in 3D, so pretty, but my 8GB CPU can't support the 3d render-SO it's in my "3D desktop sculpture library". I could study AE for years and never master it.  Dunno if it's my small brain or substandard processor and vidcard but I will not stop pushing the limits; I think you know that about me.....I wanna record a sexy-happy song again now. This one nearly ended me.

@BLANCHIE - you KNOW these types of journeys. I got my song on and my AE bib and diaper...*OMG, It's like getting locked in a room with hungry tigers and feeling like giving up, working with AE on a PC with only 8GB and a crap videocard.....runs off to corner sucking thumb and rocking.

@Steve - now THAT is a beautiful response and a compliment I will frame for my memory box. Thank you for WAITING with me and watching when i finally was able to finish. it's been TOO long since I could dedicate the effort and have the time and tools to do it.  You've been on this ride the whole time with me.

@Syd....of course you can. I think this one has something in it everyone can identify with.  It's too bad I couldn't get ALL my visuals into video form but I learned SO much. My notes are all over the place and I'm not losing them.  Aiming higher than my tools can achieve is a lesson I took from my grandpa which has NEVER let me down in life.  Thanks, Syd

Comment by SydTheSkeptic on June 14, 2013 at 2:21pm


Comment by ThatGirl on June 15, 2013 at 9:37am

@Marie - aww, thanks so much. Jaw-Floor is an amazing thing. I think that's a good thing, if not, Can I make it up to you somehow? 


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