2007 I found on YouTube the music video "Canon Rock" a new arranged music by Taiwan musician JerryC
based on the classical music "Canon" of Johann Pachelbel from arround 1680. This
music fascinated myself immediately and I wanted to create a video to this music. Until that time there were "only" videos of guitar players
available. A little less action for such a fascinating music. But Canon Rock is to fast to simple cut to the music like done
in MusIIG. On 11th of October 2008
the idea to this movie was created and only two days later the hard recording in the City of
Landshut started with the first pictures of the tree, which already lost the sheets. The idea
comes no day to early. In the next weeks most of the ideas, movie and photorecordings for the 30 special effects were created.
On question was not answered. How I would place the single pictures of the effects exactly to the sound of ths music. The starting qequence for
example is created out of two movies (Isar and clouds) and to photo series (castle and tree) and must be assembled each single frame according
to the sound of the music. And that for the whole movie and 8014 frames. But than this problem was solved with a computer program, which "knows"
when the drums or other sounds are there. Over 2000 sound effects are visualised by the effects and pictures. At least the starting sequence
renders for more than 2 hours and the ending sequence for more than 4 hours.
Many animation I also see first one my PC, when the sequence is rendered completely. Some were good at first attempt like the luminous stones
in the ground, others must recorded more than once to match to the pictures in my head, oc piano for example at leat three times. All pictures are
real world pictres, no computer generated stuff, which are only simple corrected by noise reduction or color corrections. The single effects are
created by assembling parts of different photos, for example two fotos of the castle, one with lights in the windows on and one with lights off, or
through playing a series of fotos in row to the music.
Meanwhile the movie is very successfully on different movie festivals, the audiences and of course the City
of Landshut, which bought the movie. The first version was to the music played by FunTwo, the new version is now to the music played by
Paul Linke. In the next months I will explain here the single effects of the movie.
recorded and cutted, 1st Version
October 2008 to March 2009
recorded, new effects, 2nd Version
October 2009 to December 2009
miniDV, SD 720 x 576
Idea, Story Board, Photos, Camera, Editing, Animations, Computer programs and at the light switch ;-)