The music I chose for my final project, Time On Our Side by Ten Towers, really influenced the video clips I chose to use for my project. All of the clips I chose to include in the music video had influenced my life for several different reasons. Either the clips were with family, friends, or in a special place, they are all important people and moments in my life that brought incredible memories when watching them. Listening to the very first lyric of the song, “We got time on our side” makes me feel something. I strategically chose the order of the clips as different moments in my life. I love traveling, whether that be to the beach or the mountains in Canada, they bring back special memories from my childhood, high school and college.
I grew up in Ohio, so going to school in Kansas was definitely an adjustment. Looking back on my time at the University of Kansas, I loved it. I included certain videos with some of my great friends, who were also my roommates, that I lived with here. I also made sure to include my dog, Dunkin, who was part of my childhood in Ohio. I also included special times at home that make me feel good. For example, when I went to a huge Indians baseball game, the times I traveled with my family, or different events and activities I attended and was involved in.
Through all the trips I took with my family, I experienced a lot of different types of moments and met different types of people along the way. Another really significant lyric in the song, “With you I feel alive” really connects me to all of the videos. Like I had mentioned, all of the clips make me feel something. All of the clips bring amazing memories with friends and family that truly make me feel alive and are such important relationships in my life.
Lastly, I chose to use a “fall” effect on the video. I feel that the music I chose has a nice acoustic tone that really blends well with the effect I chose. This also works really well with the clips I chose. All the clips are significant in my life and I think the effect I chose gives it a warm tone and makes it feel like home. When I rewatch the music video I had created for my final, it makes me feel really happy. These are really great moments and special moments in my life, and I am happy I put them all together with a song I always really liked. I also feel very grateful when rewatching this video. I really enjoyed the song and connected with the clips I chose. I have really amazing people in my life. I felt as though the words in the song embodied my emotions within the videos and emphasized all that I had been through and all of the relationships that have made me who I am today.