Music for Video : A Portal For Producers
About Music for Video
bennett4senate on 04/29/2010 at 08:59AM
I like curating this series because I get to set aside context. I try to forget about 'the scene' from which the tracks came, and instead imagine a scene to which they might be set. Since the backstory of each song is not my main concern, putting these mixes together involves a synethetic exercise of rapid sampling, clicking all over the FMA website in search of a feeling. With no ethnomusicological agenda, I'm happy to look back at my tracks see that this mix tromped from Brooklyn to Lyon, Providence, Spain, and Switzerland.
Its cool - I may have missed The Downtown Scene by a couple decades, but I can always find a chase scene track that's just waiting to get filmed, know what I'm sayin?
A big shoutout to user Phil who made this longboarding video set to music he found on the FMA. Phil properly credited the artists, spinningmerkaba and I, Cactus, by linking to them on his Vimeo page, and selected the right license for his video work based on the licensing restrictions of the tracks. He also took the time to drop a comment on the artists' FMA pages to let them know about the video. Good form, Phil! I've included the tracks Phil used as two bonus cuts in this Vol. 3 mix.
If you use FMA music in your videos, or have track suggestions, send me a link so I can feature it future posts!