Had some fun over last weekend making a videosong for a Videosong competition hosted by Electro Harmonix and the Videosong Blog. The idea was to make a 1 minute videosong of a TV show theme. After much debate, I went with Mission Impossible.
But What Is A Videosong?
Nothing more than a delivery medium for your songs. It is very different from a video clip where everything is lip-synced, so you don’t actually hear whet you see. For a videosong, there are only two rules:
1. What you see is what you hear (no lip-syncing for instruments or voice).
2. If you hear it, at some point you see it (no hidden sounds).
In other words, while you are tracking your audio, you are recording the video as well. Simple as that. Once you are done, you simply do your audio mix-down, then on to your video editing program where you sync your video with your audio and start creating! The concept has been around for a while, but it’s being gaining great popularity due to artists like Jack Conte and his band Pomplamoose that are true wizards of this craft.
Videosongs Blog (the main info source on this subject) has a more detailed explanation of how to make a videosong but you get the idea. Here is my result: