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PostSubject: Vito Video - The Dark Light   Fri May 31, 2013 10:27 am

"Invisible, mixed in with the night..."

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PostSubject: Re: Vito Video - The Dark Light   Fri May 31, 2013 10:43 am

cheers lookin good Vito! Well done!

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PostSubject: Re: Vito Video - The Dark Light   Fri May 31, 2013 11:04 am

Thanx, PD.

Ric heard the original instrumental track (here) and asked me to let him do a vocal on top of it. So I dropped the lead instruments and remixed it to make room for the vocal. Everything else just sort of fell into place.

Then...well, you know how one thing leads to another. Ric said, "We need a video...". I figured, why not—the only thing I'm risking is my non-existent reputation as a music video producer. It came out pretty well, though.

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PostSubject: Re: Vito Video - The Dark Light   Fri May 31, 2013 12:02 pm

Vito, that was awesome! Great track--good music, interesting tale, fascinating lyrics, and--I have to say--good video editing! It reminded me of how songs used to be composed late 70s/early 80s where the theme could be dark, but the music could be almost uplifting. Being a sucker for post-apocalypta themes anyway, you had me at the first broken building. Smile cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Vito Video - The Dark Light   Fri May 31, 2013 12:45 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
... the theme could be dark, but the music could be almost uplifting...
Bingo! You totally nailed it, Kyle. When Ric said he wanted to turn the track into a song, I imagined that the bridge (in the middle, with the twang solo) would have a kind of uplifting sort of theme...a juxtaposition in lyrics and melody to the rest of the song. When I told Ric that idea, he said, "That's great, but it shouldn't be a vocal. You should do that with a guitar solo...something that words can't say..."

Hmmm..."So you want, spiritually uplifting twangitude, huh? I'll see what I can do..."

What I came up with is on the track. I guess it's my version of...er, unspeakable hopefulness.

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PostSubject: Re: Vito Video - The Dark Light   Fri May 31, 2013 1:08 pm

I felt it, brother. Nicely done on all angles.

"...spiritually uplifting twangitude..." Laughing No better words. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Vito Video - The Dark Light   Fri May 31, 2013 4:23 pm

Bravo! Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Vito Video - The Dark Light   Fri May 31, 2013 5:06 pm

MisterE wrote:
Bravo! Cool
Thanx Eric!

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PostSubject: Re: Vito Video - The Dark Light   Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:45 pm

Vito........wow this is quite good! Well done sir!

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PostSubject: Re: Vito Video - The Dark Light   Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:36 pm

huffelpuff wrote:
Vito........wow this is quite good! Well done sir!

Jim


Jim: I'm shamefully late with my thanks for your kind comments.  Embarassed

In my defense, I missed your post. The only reason I found it today is that the audio track still haunts me. It was the soundtrack accompanying a dream so vivid that it woke me up this morning. I couldn't remember whether I had ever posted the video here on BoB, so I came looking for the thread.

Thanks again, amigo!

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PostSubject: Re: Vito Video - The Dark Light   Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:11 pm

A first-see for me today, too.

Besides having that "infectiously soothing" road song shuffle rhythm and being professionally played and crafted... how can anyone NOT appreciate the glorious cognitive dissonance of fingerstyle neo-Country licks on a Telecaster being the soundtrack to The End Of The World?


cheers  cheers  cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Vito Video - The Dark Light   Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:50 pm

Thanks LL. The video is a case study in the art of going with the flow. I had no idea where Ric was going to take the tune, and there was no planning or preconceived notion of where it where it was going to go. I just sent him an instrumental track and let him run with it.

He sent the original instrumental mix back to me with one verse and one chorus of his vocal on top, just to show me where he thought he wanted to go. That gave me a clue as to how to rearrange the track and remix the instruments to create some sonic space for a lead vocal.

Where he ended up taking it was a total surprise. I never could have come up with such lyrics. But once he did, I thought, "OK...cool." Then when he suggested I create an accompanying video, the ideas just came flooding in. The lyrics evoked such strong imagery that all I had to do was find images to illustrate it...along with some Vitonian augmentation via Photoshop.

Anyhow, predictably, you zeroed in on the twangitude as the key musical feature. It's my favorite part of the track.

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