Since deciding I wanted to create a slideshow I always knew I wanted it to be able to be put to music and a U Tube clip made out of it. I wanted it to be able to be seen long after the Light Nelson festival.
I orginally spoke to my friend Luke Epapara aka Master Pilot here is a link to his Facebook page:
I asked Luke if he had any music which could fit with my project and if he would be happy to contribute. He suggested a song which I have earlier blogged https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVDgxAlRDNk Lyrical Technicians, it doesnt quite fit with the clip though as it is a rap song. I have a range of people right up to the more elderly and rap wouldnt quite match. But he suggested a song called Aotearoa by Minuit, he said they are orginally from Nelson and might help.
I contacted Minuit and got a response from Paul:
I thanked him and emailed him to say I would create a slide in the clip to credit Minuit, and ofcourse if I became famous or someone wanted to use the clip I would check with Minuit first if they wanted their music.
I put the remix Organikismness Mix to the Slide Show and it works really well. The native bird song and the words New Zealand in the song really add to the local New Zealand flavour of the show.
Being able to put a UTube Clip of this Slide Show on my Jessica Shirley Photography Facebook page with music and having more people involved brings extra exposure and having music also enhances the clip, esp Nelson music.