Here is my final post about Wisconsin, I promise. At least until my next visit there.
While on vacation in Hayward, I took video of the area surrounding our resort. I often took this video in the early morning, when I would take walks with my iPod. For several of these walks, I was listening to The Annandale Cardinals’ album “Home”. Now, I have had this album since I saw them play with Bethany Larson a few months back and I am pretty much addicted to it. While listening in the woods, I realized that their alt-country music was the perfect backdrop to my natural surroundings.
Since I was already taking video, I figured I would ask them if I could use a song. What would it hurt? I looked up their website, contacted them using their contact form and waited. Well, I have to say that they replied immediately and graciously allowed me to use their song, “One Decaffeinated Beverage, Please” on the video. Hooray for polite Minnesota musicians!
Here’s my plug: If you liked this song (and you should, because it’s awesome), please support this band. They are a new band and they deserve fans. Their album, “Home“, which I highly recommend, is only $5* if you buy it digitally through their site That’s less than a movie. Also, please visit their Facebook fan page and say hi. /end plug
Once I got home and recovered from my trip, I began compiling my videos. While I’m not 100% satisfied with the end result, I think it was a good experiment. Through this little video, I learned a bit more about how to compile a montage thematically and time imagery to a soundtrack. As I continue to play around with video, I think I will work more with montage, even though it has its challenges. Hopefully, it will get easier for me.
* If you can afford more, of course you can pay more. iTunes charges at least $10 for a record. I’m just saying.