Spent a lot of weekend editing a stop motion music video. All I can say is that editing stop motion ain’t easy. It’s a process of cutting one frame at a time and fine tuning each frame by hand – so there’s no such thing as instant gratification at all in this. It gets kinds of frustrating because being deeply absorbed in frames, you get tunnel vision and start to see each single frame only for each single frame, as a static artifact with no context, and not seeing that frame’s part in the entire whole.
But when you work for hours on end, then you stop, hit rewind, exhale, sip in air slowly, press play and exhale while you watch 1 minute your work unfold in front of you ….. it’s 1 minute of the purest magic.
The music video that I edited for The Pictures Generation is live! The song “Exhausted” is great. I think you will all love the work that we did 🙂
an industrial ballet
video produced by Matthew Kent and Charlie Kirby
edited by Charlie Kirby
Music and Lyrics by Matthew Kent (C) 2012 performed by The Pictures Generation
I edited this music video of Forever Road by Yico Zeng. She is a Chinese singer who won ninth place in the 2009 Super Girl contest.
In my latest short film, Fitz Henley explores deeper meanings and spiritual themes in his hip hop lyrics. Topics include, inner progression, living for fame vs living for nobility, music is a healing remedy, and of particular interest to people of African American descent is his discussion of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.
After viewing this clip, you may be interested in watching it’s companion piece, E.B.T. – N.Y.C. by Fitz Henley and Akka (LIVE) which is a live performance of the song that Fitz Henley explores above.
Fitz Henley and Akka perform their original song “E.B.T. – N.Y.C.” (Entry By Troops – New York City) during a live performance in Brooklyn NYC. MultiCamera shoot directed and edited by Charlie Kirby.
After viewing this clip, you may be interested in watching it’s companion piece Fitz Henley explores lyrics to E.B.T. – N.Y.C. in which Fitz Henley sits down for an interview to explore deeper meanings and spiritual themes in his hip hop lyrics.