Thanks for your comments Steban!
Yes, I think having a story line would be more interesting for a wider viewing audience. I figured that a performance video would be easier to do, so that’s why I didn’t create a story. In the future I’ll very likely do videos with a story line but I will probably continue to do performance videos…,because they’re not as time and energy intense. Even this video took so much work. It was a pain in the ass! Haha …
.Actually, I don’t think any worthwhile, quality video or audio recording that I’ve ever done was truly “easy”. It seems like everything I do requires sweat, perseverance, discomfort and pain. The easiest thing is coming up with the creative ideas…But there can be so many ideas that rush into my brain that I don’t know where to start…Which idea should I follow?..Which direction should I go?..Making choices is the first step and the hardest step…But after you’ve made one choice, then you have to take another choice. Step by step until you’ve walked 10, 000 steps to your final destination. I’m sure many of us here have to work and toil to achieve a quality recording and final product. Especially the do-it-yourselfers!
My energy and enthusiasm has it’s limits, for sure, but I will put myself through a lot of discomfort to create something that I think is worthy of “bringing to life”. I used to be much more enthusiastic but now I’m more patient and much more discerning and detail oriented…Sometimes so much, that it makes recording and video making a real chore!
Honestly…, it’s a lot of work! It really does feel like work, BUT it’s also gratifying to know that you created something half decent. Sometimes while I’m working on my projects I feel like “Why am I doing this?” “Nobody is interested in this shit anyway.” “Yet, here I am working my ass off…and nobody will ever understand how much blood, sweat and tears this requires.” But, I love music and I love creating! Music is the most beautiful thing…As long as I’m alive I’ll continue trying…in life and in music, even if nothing I do matters to anyone.
For the last many years I’ve been recording music by myself, playing all the instruments and trying to improve my recording/ mixing. Sometimes I try to get my brothers involved, but they don’t have as much time or energy as they used to…and they have other commitments now. They’re both talented but they aren’t as committed as me, so I do this stuff alone…And I can’t complain because I kind of prefer to have all the creative control…But gigging isn’t so easy now, haha.