Do you ever wonder how much time we spend preparing, doing or making something which is over before it’s even really begun?
A sunday Roast for example.
Hours in the kitchen – devoured in minutes.
Weeks in the preparation – over overnight.
We decided to make a little VT, a video tape,
for this Sunday’s imminent One Day Special with the Groovi ABC.
Dave spent all evening yesterday rustling up the background music in his Logic programme. It’s 50 seconds long, but he laboured over it for hours. I asked him to get into a happy, nursery rhyme upbeat kind of vibe.
I then spent over an hour adding the voice over.
Should have taken 30 seconds really,
because that’s how long I’m actually talking !!
But no. In a quest for perfection, we did it again, and again,
and again. The voice part is pretty straightforward, right? NOT.
Too slow, too fast, mumbled, miserable, squeeky, false.
Then Jim took over this morning, and spent most of the day fitting the photo and pictures to the music and words.
Very tricky. But Jim’s a very clever bloke.
And he like to get things just right.
So if it takes all day, it takes all day.
In other words, it took 3 of us many hours to create a 50 second VT.
But when it’s finally all tied together, and you hit play,
there’s nothing quite like it.
So here it is:
Dave on Music
Jim on Pictures
Barb on Voice
Teamwork makes the dream work.
Time to go and get the kettle on.
Love and hugs,