“Cry” by James Blunt
One of my dream jobs has been to be the music superviser on a television show (that is, ever since I read an article about it in jmag and realised it was an actual job).
The combination of music and visuals is incredibly cathartic (for me at least) and its one of the aspects of idents that I really love. I often ask people what it is that they “do” with the music they really love, and for me I tend to create scenes in my head that go with them. I like to think I’m creating the soundtrack to a movie that hasn’t been made yet.
So, what does this have to do with the video?
Well, this promo for the ABC’s East Timor drama “Answered by Fire” has no narration, just music. In this case the track is “Cry” by James Blunt. It seemed like an easy video to play around with, so in this case I thought I’d try it with some different songs overlayed.
“Lay Down” by Melanie Safka
“The Fighter” by After The Fall
“For Real” by Okkervil River
“Four to the Floor” by Starsailor
“Stupid” by Sarah McLachlan