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Jun142012

My feelings on adding music to 1 Second Everyday

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Personally I'm against adding music to my 1 Second Everyday project.  Being able to listen to any particular moment is crucial to remembering it.  The sound of my dad laughing... Tina Fey's Bossypants audio book while I'm driving through Tennessee... even the sound of slapping my cousin hello brings me back, haha :)

Not to mention that music directs you towards a certain mood.  And some of these seconds can switch from joy to sorrow, then back to joy in literally a heart beat.  

To quote my friend Paris Mavroidis who eloquently defended my decision to a vimeo commenter:

"I'm glad he didn't cheapen it by adding music. If his intent was to create a sexy ad about how great his life is then ok, maybe a life-affirming song in the background would have worked better. But this feels more like he's documenting his life, and the use of the real audio clips makes it more honest; it speaks to the fact that life includes funny moments, sad ones, boring ones and everything in between. Just throwing a song with a single mood over the whole thing wouldn't do his year justice, it would just whitewash everything and a lot of the nuance would be lost. I don't think he's trying to promote his life or make the video as entertaining as possible for an audience and I appreciate that. It's a record of his life that is meant for him to reassess how he lives it and encourage the viewer do the same, and i think it works really well."

All that being said.  A Brazilian, Jaryson Lima, sent me this today.  He took the liberty of adding music to my video.  I really enjoyed watching it like this.  It's not something I'll be doing to my yearly videos for the reasons stated above, but I'm all for remixing anything!  I'm honored he took the time to do this.

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I made this video very rushed and there is a way in which the ambient noise is not removed and the is sound with the sound of the video .. there are people who could do better but I was eager to put it right and was thus

June 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJáryson Lima

I love the music you used with this video, Could tell me what it is?

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

That was an amazing video. The simplicity of the storytelling was very moving. The quick nature of each clip reminds me that every day is short and you only remember short blips from day to day. Thanks and good work!

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSneakypants

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November 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHappy New Year 2014

Happy Valentines to all! Let's share our love to everybody! :) Yahoo!!!

February 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMartin

very good song and your post is very nice. i love it

March 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdaftar harga

Nice Song!

March 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterIram Parveen

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