Hello lovely people of the internet! Today I’ve started a new project, which I hope I will have the time to be able to continue!
A good friend of mine, Benny Aves, is doing a 30 day challenge – where he is making a tune in a day, for 30 consecutive days, and uploading it without fussing over quality and mixing etc. I thought that sounded like a banging idea, and that I’d have a crack at doing the same thing but with video, using each of the tunes that he’s making as the starting platform. I see it as a good way of experimenting with weird effects and ideas that I wouldn’t normally use. The only rule I’ve given myself is that I have to upload the videos the same day as I start them. Make of them what you will!
I dunno if I can commit to 30 consecutive days like Benny Boy, but I’ll do as many and as often as I can!
Below is experiment/video/day/tune numero uno. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel for the new tunes and videos as they roll out, and follow Aves’s 30 day challenge on Soundcloud for a tune a day from now until Christmas!
As with all my videos. this was edited in Premiere Pro with various plugins. Have a nice weekend!
Once upon a time, I came across this completely unmarked white label in a lot job of records I bought from a chap in East London. Turned out it was an absolute corker! A liquid funk remix of Bill Withers’ 1971 classic “Ain’t No Sunshine”, a remix I’ve never heard before, and could not find anywhere online. I have no clue who the remix artist is, but if it’s you, please make yourself known!
EDIT: The remix artist is Savage Rehab! Which led me to be able to find the flip side “A New Dawn” – A cracking remix of Nina Simone’s 1965 classic “Feeling Good”. Find the vinyl here.
I firmly believe that music is better when it’s shared, rather than hoarding all the bangers for yourself, so I took the liberty of digitising the record, and creating a visualisation for it. Please be aware that it is not my intention to infringe any copyright laws. Enjoy!
Created in After Effects with plugins Trapcode Form, and Trapcode Sound Keys. If you would like any visualisations created for your music, or YouTube channel, please get in touch!
Blimey I haven’t updated this in a while! You’ll have to forgive me – had a rather hectic start to the year. Turns out being homeless, jobless and moneyless in a new country where you hardly know anyone ain’t exactly a walk in the park! Long story short, one of my best mates from uni came over with another mate he was travelling with, and we ended up managing to blag staying on this lovely girl we met on Tinder’s floor for 3 weeks while we found a flat and jobs for us all. The housing crisis in Auckland is definitely not exaggerated - when we actually found an available flat we could move in to, the landlord had to turn down 3 people in the space of time it took us to run to the cashpoint to get out the rest of our deposit! We all managed to get jobs just in time to pay our 1st weeks rent too – was a bit stressful but another example of how things seem to magically fall into place with a little bit of persistence and blind faith.
So yeah, we’re now settled in a flat in the centre of Auckland, not the largest place I’ve ever lived but we got a lovely view of the sunset from our 8th floor balcony:
I’m currently paying the rent by working in a cafe, but am trying to push my video career simultaneously. Hence the reason why I created a brand spanking new showreel for 2015 :)
If you’re a company in Auckland looking for a video artist, please get in touch!
A psychedelic visual I made for “Ants” by edIT. This was created using Adobe After Effects, utilising a number of plug-ins in the Trapcode motion graphics suite by Red Giant. I used Sound Keys – a spectrum analyser plugin, to analyse the track and generate keyframes from the bass, mid, and treble frequencies, which were then used to drive different parameters in the plugin Form. Please turn on, tune in, and drop out: