Happy Halloween! I made a music video!
Short story: I heard a cool thing on YouTube and spliced a load of footage together to make a video.
Long story: I wanted to write something in the same vein as "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" with spoken word set to music, so I started writing a monologue about space ships being sent out from Earth to colonize other planets called "Some Will Make It". While I was trying to find an American Public Service Announcement voice to try and mimic I stumbled on a speech called "If I were The Devil" (Full story on that here http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/devil.asp
) and it was exactly what I was looking for so I wrote some music to it.
I decided it would be cool to make a video for it, in an ideal world I would have shot all the footage myself but with the scope of the speech I quickly realised that wasn't going to be possible, so I lifted everything I needed off YouTube. The problem with that being the varying quality of the footage doesn't make consistent viewing so I shoved a black and white filter on it to try and "unify" the footage.
As for the "message" in the speech there's a few points I couldn't get on with as I'm not a religious person so I tried to use some of the footage to twist the meaning slightly. Hopefully it's worked and hasn't come across as a load of pretentious old nonsense.
The footage of the old lady is from Age UK http://www.ageuk.org.uk/ who'll I'll be donating to as an apology for stealing their video.
There is also footage from the Dakota pipeline protests more info on that here (http://www.motherjones.com/dakota-access-pipeline-protest… )
Anyway get watching it before the copyright police come and throw me jail x