This seven minute 'music video' is entitled 'Good to See You' and my film is inspired by Greek composer Vangelis, who's wonderful soundtrack album, 'The City' was released in 1990. Vangelis was regularly commissioned to compose work for film and television during the '80s and '90s so his 'electronica' themes are well known across the world. 'Blade Runner', 'Mutiny on the Bounty', 'Chariots of Fire' and '1492, Conquest of Paradise' are just a few of the movies which benefited from his considerable talent at the synthesizer.
I first heard 'The City' in 1991 when visiting Hong Kong on business. Listening on a portable CD player, I was at the time watching the Chinese Junks crossing the harbor at sunset so last October, when I had the opportunity to travel to Taiwan and Japan on holiday, I decided to take my camera and a small selection of my Zeiss primes with me. The images are really little more than a collection of 'holiday snaps' shot without the benefit of a tripod so I spent a little while viewing the 'rushes' before transcoding and editing on Lightworks with the new X-keys USB 86 key Jog/Shuttle controller.
The music track entitled: 'Good To See You' was my inspiration and this video is the result. I've always considered good pictures married to good music can result in a sum greater than the parts so watch it in 720P HD and please listen with a quality sound system or headphones as the audio track probably contributes 75% to the value of this work.
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