I should have gotten this blog post done months ago, it took so much time and work to make even when you don’t count how long it took to write and make the song, but I figure better late than never.
This was the first time I’d ever made a lyric video
This was the first time I’d ever made a lyric video so I was really nervous about it! Like anything I do, now I don’t like it because I can see everything I could have improved, but it was a very good learning experience! So the next songs will be much better because of it (or at least I hope!)
In total the paper wings video took about about 2-3 weeks solid to do. The editing itself didn’t actually take that long, probably about 20 hours roughly in total to edit, but the drawings took aaaaaages!
First thing Silvija and I did is decided on images that we felt was the best representation of the lyrics.
We figured out the timing of the video and how long each picture would have on the screen then wrote out what single image would best represent that section of lyrics.
Once I had that it was really just about doing all the initial sketch work before doing the drawings. I had a rough idea of how I wanted to edit the video but as usual, once I started editing the plan changed slightly.
I used: Mechanical pencil , Paper tortillion, 1.0 ball point pen
I love pointillism but at the end of making this video I was ready to hate it forever. Took so long just to do one of the small drawings, it was worth it though. I’m especially fond of the feather drawing and the broken glass bell dome with the escaping key.
And just a small update, no we (Fenix) have not forgotten about the album. It’s all written (some of the feedback I got for this song was majorly helpful for that) and we’re going to be recording as soon as Natassja. As much as we can’t wait to get into all the musical goodness it would be stupid to put the album before education when there are only a few months left for Natassja.