March 6, 2012
I’m pretty fuming right now because I lost 12 videos I took at rehearsal last week. This is the second time I’ve saved clips to the Mac Drop folder and come back to not find them. I’ll briefly explain what they were to the best of my memory.
I took the suggestion of trying different music so I played a different song in every video based on what I could get from just my iTunes. If you want you can watch some of the old material while listening to these songs I used: “Highway Star” by Deep Purple, ”Battery” by Metallica, the Russian trolololo song KK wanted me to use, “Ol’ Faithful” by The Villebillies, “Mangoes” by Rosemary Clooney, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You” by Andy Williams, “Lemontech” by BLAST!, “Dancing Queen” by ABBA, “The Great Gig in the Sky” by Pink Floyd (I used this one on a previous video but most of the movement from it isn’t really applicable) and “Superunknown” by Soundgarden. I really hated it with Deep Purple, Metallica, Soundgarden and the Villebillies but the rest worked decently. I’m going to look into different music while I’m home.
Additionally, I worked on doing basic duets (holding hands and spinning for instance) and I had them all run across the floor holding hands and serpentine and whip each other around. It was SO FUN to watch so I’ll definitely tape it again to put up.
In other news I lost a dancer this week so I’m thankful I haven’t really arranged anything yet.
February 12, 2012
Genesis is a pretty arsty prog-rock band. I was working with this song last semester because I’m drawn to the dynamics of it. It just changes so much in eight minutes. It doesn’t fit with what I’m working with at all but A) I still like it and it has impacted my way of thinking and B) who knows where my movement is going to go over the course of the semester?!