Posts Tagged ‘video’

So there are a number of friend that I have that send me videos, but I haven’t seen one in a while that occupies the space between Bizarre Barnyard Tricks and Facinating Biology in quite some time.

Actually I’m not sure I have ever had anything fall into that category on youtube, but I’d be interested in more. 

Check this out, its well worth it:

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About three months ago I took part in an online project by a musician that I have loved for years, Imogen Heap. From conception to delivery, heapsong1, which later became Lifeline, involved two weeks of input and collaboration from hundreds of fans, and changed so many of my thoughts on social media, art and the creative process.

It was also a staunch reminder of how much work it takes to make anything of value and beauty.

If you haven’t heard the piece I’ve included the video below (note: Its a bit avant garde) . In addition to this is a video of how the entire project worked.

I love music. I love seeing the creative process as well, especially with an artist whose work I so thouroughly appreciate. I love being challenged to think innovatively about a problem, and how to pause and look at the world around me with fresh eyes.

I am not sure of how God works it into my heart, but so often He will use poetry, and music and art to pumice my heart and renewing the sensitivity with with I experience the world around me. I love that He doesn’t tire of reminding me of his glory that is reflected in his creation. I love that he can take a project put together by a secular artist, and use it to invite me into deeper relationship and praise. I love that worship isn’t only the songs we sing bookending the sermon, but that it can, and should, be interwoven with every aspect of our lives.

Today at 3:00 the next project begins and over the next two weeks heapsong2 will emerge. Check out the website if you want to join in on all of the fun.

I will probably post about it every couple of days.

I will admit, right off the bat, that this post is going to make more sense for only a few of you.

Last weekend I ran Ragnar Del Sol 2011 with an awesome group from Arizona Youth Partnership. Over the 33 hours of running there were over 1,000 pictures taken and some great video. All of these are from Van 1, but it will give you an idea of some of the awesome-ness of this race. I love my whole team, but there is a special place in my heart for “The Hulk”, “Book ‘Em” Dano, “G-Funk” , “Slo Mo”, “the Beast” and our fearless driver Mr “Stay Out of My Camper” himself. :).

The past two posts have been me taking myself rather seriously. The week is halfway through and here are a couple things that are making me smile:

Video Games

I was just introduced to the American composer, Leopold Godowsky. The one thing that amazed me is how much his style seems to be used in video game music, particularly the Final Fantasy series. Listening to it reminded me of this compliation of video game music.

Little Big Planet

While we are on the topic of video games, if you have never played Little Big Planet, it is worth trying. If you have, this video should make you smile.

Up

As you can probably tell from the last clip, I really enjoy watching people reimagine something commonplace and view it through a different lens. I have been a fan of Disney films from my youth, and it is awesome to see an “Old-school Disney”/Pixar mash-up.

Comedy

Finally, with no segue, here is a musical number meant to make you laugh.