I completed the song, One World, in May this year. I knew in my heart I had to make a music video for it.
I finally completed the music video over five evenings last week, including a weekend.
Music Video: One World (2008) by Ivan Chew is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at starfishstories.wordpress.com. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://StarfishStories.wordpress.com.
Initial vision for the music video
In my mind, I saw this lone guitarist, holding a Les Paul Standard, walking up to the edge of a canyon. The camera pans around him and out into the vastness. Snap the view to the guitarist hitting the first note. And the video pans to scenes of soaring clouds, fly-overs of mountains, water falls, and then to city-scapes. And the video was about people, of all races and creeds.
One World, as the song title goes.
I couldn’t possibly shoot that kind of video. And I didn’t have the inclination to start anything. Until about a week ago.
It’s not 100% what I had in mind (e.g. couldn’t find that rock guitarist video footage). But it’s close enough.
A huge thanks to those who’ve shared their works under the Creative Commons Attribution license.
It’s their generosity–those who have shared their work under the CC license–that I could make this music video at all.
Heh, just making a record of the credits took me two nights!
Photos, all 92 images, listed in order of appearance. Names are linked to the individual photos, so there would be repeated names. My friend, Kenneth, had so many excellent photos I ended up using many of them:
noahg | Chris Gin | Kris (ATX) | Darwin Bell | hypertypos | Ilan’s Photos | Ingorrr | Lourdes Nightingale | notsogoodphotography | angela7dreams | Rob | Rob | Haintso Rakouth | HK James Ho | J Pod | DMahendra | Elizeu Santos-Neto | kalandrakas | s.tormod | Nathalie_Renaud | soylentgreen23 | s.tormod | HK James Ho | Yoshimai | Ed Yourdon | stephane_tougard | MatterEnergy | jackol | Two Roses | chefranden | athomson | malias | freeparking | josh-n | dlkinney | gregor_y | Ahron de Leeuw | stephane_tougard | Two Roses | Vanessa | stephane_tougard | Ed Yourdon | kamshots | davco9200 | stephane_tougard | iZZomv | stephane_tougard | etoile | Ed Yourdon | stephane_tougard | pedrosimoes7 | Mr. Kris | yeowatzup | 2493TM | mrhayata | scumfrog | acroamatic | acroamatic | acroamatic | dogfrog | ryuuji | acroamatic | acroamatic | acroamatic | acroamatic | acroamatic | acroamatic | schillergarcia | acroamatic | Tawheed Manzoor | freeparking | stephane_tougard | acroamatic | masochismtango | freeparking | acroamatic | acroamatic | acroamatic | acroamatic |acroamatic | acroamatic | soham_pablo | acroamatic | acroamatic | acroamatic | acroamatic | acroamatic | acroamatic | schillergarcia | acroamatic | acroamatic | acroamatic |
VIDEOS (in order of appearance):
- United States Forest Service. Of Ice and Fire: The Mono Basin (1992)
- USDA. Vision of the Wild (1990)
- Ivan Bridgewater. Lightning Strike (2007)
- Ryan Mast. TangentIdea Productions. Lancaster clouds 05/14/06 (2006)
- Universal Studios. Anti-War Demonstrators Storm Pentagon, 1967/10/24 (1967)
- Christmas Tree Burn (February 4, 2006)
- Obsidian – Footprints (2008 )
- Eva Vikström. View From a Train, Heby-Morgongåva in August 2006 (2007)
The full-quality MPEG-4 video can be downloaded, here.
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