Thursday, November 13, 2014

Introducing Words + Music

I've been away for like, a really long time.  It is for a very good reason, I promise.

I've been tinkering with something new.  Something weird, kind of.

I call it "Words + Music."  Basically, music videos with storytelling.  Just my words, given to you with the beat and rhythm of my favorite songs.

I could go on describing it, trying to define what it is, and that is exactly what I tried to do in my own head as I conceptualized it and thought about it for months, maybe years.  I finally manned up and just made it. 

It feels good.  But I still don't really know how to define it.

Anyway, just watch it.  And know that it is very different from what you will usually see here.  I highly recommend using headphones, especially with this track.  You might not be used to this type of music, but just go with it.  Lose yourself, if you're able.

I have a few more of these ready to go.  But if you hate it, don't worry -- I have a few blog posts in the works as well.

And hey.  I missed you.

-Youngman Brown


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12 comments:

  1. I'm at work and unable to watch the video at the moment but it's good to see you back. I'm just getting back into the game myself. Looking forward to more posts!

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    1. Thanks, brother. Glad you're back at it.

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  2. Completely amazing. I am IN LOVE with this! Well done and welcome back :)

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  3. I REALLY like it, and it's nice to see you again.

    Love,
    Janie

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  4. Okay, that was one of the deepest and bleakest things I've ever witnessed. I couldn't stop watching.

    Glad to see you back!

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  5. Hey man I really liked this. I am a sucker for haunting space images set to music. Couple of questions: how long did it take, and what programs did you use? Good job!

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    1. I used Adobe After Effects. It is fairly easy, especially with what I'm doing. Some effects take some learning, though.

      It took me a year. Though that was simply due to fear of what people would think.

      I space out my work a lot, but I would guess it took me 20-100 hours of actual work, it is very hard to piece together. That's not including hours spent learning how to use After Effects.

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  6. The combination of sound and visuals, together with powerful prose, worked really well, making the whole a distinctive and enjoyable experience. In other words, I liked it.

    Great to hear from you again, Youngman. Don't leave it as long next time!

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  7. I love it. It's almost like dancing.

    And hey. I missed you too.

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