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Dave Gallagher
07-12-2014, 09:28 PM
Maybe it's just me but I don't understand how people can make a really good high quality video and put loud and terrible music in it?
I am not going to give any examples as I don't want to make them so public but I am wondering if anyone has noticed this.

Linda Eskin
07-12-2014, 10:47 PM
Maybe they think it conveys power? Could be they are having trouble finding good royalty-free music. Or it could be what came with their movie-making app (like iMovie, on my phone). If it's not the choice of music, but the quality of the sound, then maybe it's a website's awful audio compression.

Adam Huss
07-13-2014, 07:00 AM
I just don't like martial arts videos that have a soundtrack, it all seems to be heavy metal or weird electronica.

Dave Gallagher
07-13-2014, 10:57 AM
Adam, that's exactly right. There are some videos showing beautiful flowing technique with some loud head banging crap playing. I much prefer the natural sounds of the dojo or at least music that matches the mood of the technique.

JP3
07-13-2014, 01:48 PM
Personally I don't like my video lessons with musical backdrop, it's difficult to get the data.

Now, a good best legs contest video is a different thing altogether.

Adam Huss
07-13-2014, 04:18 PM
Adam, that's exactly right. There are some videos showing beautiful flowing technique with some loud head banging crap playing. I much prefer the natural sounds of the dojo or at least music that matches the mood of the technique.

Maybe some taiko drums or something....

Dave Gallagher
07-13-2014, 07:53 PM
Maybe some taiko drums or something....

Most times thats too much. Some videos with head banging music would have been beautiful with just a Shakuhachi.
This video has the music of the Shakuhachi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsihxORASks

Carsten Möllering
07-14-2014, 12:10 AM
Some years ago we did (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iCw22RTtes) this.
Our aikidō has developped since then. But I still like hte music. Took more time remix it than to study the "choreography" of the embu.

lbb
07-14-2014, 07:40 AM
One of many things I do for my job is produce videos -- nothing artistic, it's all pretty utilitarian, but I've learned a thing or two about soundtracks. There are ways and ways to use music in a video. In anything that's not pure entertainment, I like full-volume music for title and credits, and low volume music for the rest. If there's a voice track with narration, I still keep the music, but it's very very very low. It's so far in the background that you don't really notice it, but it has a way of smoothing over awkward silences. I think it's really not so much the type of music as how it's used (although I would probably balk at, say, the Teletubbies song).

SeiserL
07-14-2014, 07:47 AM
As a musician, I love soundtracks.
Sometimes I agree with the choice of music and sometimes I don't.
Its their video/choice.
(I can always turn my speakers off or turn the volume up.)

Phil Van Treese
07-14-2014, 10:57 AM
I don't mind music during a video but my favorite sounds are when uke goes "THUD" when he hits the mat.

Adam Huss
07-14-2014, 01:01 PM
I don't mind music during a video but my favorite sounds are when uke goes "THUD" when he hits the mat.

I feel the same way about enjoying the 'dojo sounds.' It kind of reminds me of the scene in Big Lebowski were Jeff Bridges' character is laying on the flow listening to a mixed tape on a Walkman of bowling alley sounds, haha.

phitruong
07-15-2014, 08:35 AM
i have thought that Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and "Beat it" songs would make a good background or foreground music to aikido. :)

Dave Gallagher
07-15-2014, 09:56 AM
i have thought that Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and "Beat it" songs would make a good background or foreground music to aikido. :)

God save us from that.

Michael Hackett
07-15-2014, 04:19 PM
"Another One Bites the Dust"????????

SeiserL
07-15-2014, 04:52 PM
Drowning Pool: "Let the Bodies Hit the Floor"