Saturday, May 18, 2013

New Video - Timeframe

This is one of my older songs, written and recorded as a solo guitar piece and released on my 1998 CD "Stories Without Words"(as Jim Graham).  This is the updated Dulcet Jones version which uses the original guitar track from that CD but has extra tracks featuring synth, bass guitar and percussion.  The video is another one of my "attach the video camera to a blade on the ceiling fan" creations and then distort it beyond recognition with video effects software.  I'm using Magix Movie Edit Pro and love it.  See the video at http://youtu.be/w_Nt_20M6mg

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Electro Acoustic Lament

Here we have a song with no percussion or programmed tracks, I'm playing all instruments in real time.  The first guitar is my trusty Takemine classical that I recorded all of my solo guitar CD's with, although it's got some effects on it here.  The second guitar is a solid body electric, also with effects, and then I'm playing 3 synth tracks.  Even the wind at the intro is a synth.  All of the motion in the video was created by two things, one was that the video camera was attached to a blade of my ceiling fan, and the second was caused by a "Swirl" effect my video software has.  Nothing in the video is distinguishable because I applied several video distortion effects along with the swirl.  Psychedelic.  Here's a link to the video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaJs1bJeg5c