'Walk With Me' Project - A Guest Post from musician, James Oldrini
I'm inviting you to take part in a project called 'Walk With Me' for the video of my next release 'Footsteps'.
There is a simple concept behind this idea. Music is a universal language and no matter who you are or where you're from, we all understand it! Music has the emotive power to bring people together and to represent who we are and the way we feel.
Using a smart phone or digital camera, I'd like you to film a 10-15 second clip following a simple set of instructions. Using those seconds, I want you to show the viewer what part of the world/culture you are from and film your own footsteps. The final edit will include many clips from around the world showing each other's footsteps. Every time the camera looks up, you will be taken to a different place/culture but we are all walking to the same piece of music - we are all taking 'Footsteps' together!
You could be walking on a sandy/pebbly beach, down a cobbled street, through a meadow, through your local town, in your major city, enjoying the local night life, walking down a pier, walking towards Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, at a theme park, in your local park, outta space....! Anything, as long as it gives us a flavour of where you're from.
OK, here's what to do...
1. Go to a location that represents where you are in the world, for example, a local land mark or somewhere that means a lot to you.
2. Point your camera at that landmark/view and shoot while walking. Then, while continuing to film, bring the camera down towards your feet and film your footsteps. Then, bring the camera back up to your starting position - the original shot. It should be a smooth action filmed within one shot. I have done an example for you. This is my part of the world, and these are my footsteps. I'm sure you guys can do a much better job at filming than me!
3. Email your clip to me firstname.lastname@example.org In the 'Subject' bar Type WWM then your first name location and country. Mine would look like this: Subject: WWM James, Belper, England That way we can include your first name and location to the footage. Obviously don't forget to attach your video to the email! You can send it as any format but don't delete it off your phone or camera as I may have to ask for it again if we hit problems. If for some reason it wont send, let me know and we'll work on a way to get it here
By emailing me, you agree that the footage is your own and that you consent non exclusive royalty free usage, free from any fees and are happy for it to be used as part of a music video viewable worldwide on any media. GO GET CREATIVE....