November 14, 2007

It's Coming...Are You Ready?

Okay, I don't know quite how to explain this video, which is unlike anything I've done before. It's based on some dreams I've had recently (I know, my dreams...) about airplanes and time travel. Yes, I'm a sci-fi nerd and kind of a weirdo. I'm also an airline kid (my dad and several other family members were pilots) and I'm under a lot of stress, and flight patterns have always flickered through my subconscious at night. I also realized a few weeks ago that flights from the north and south take a westerly turn across the lake right by my neighborhood all night, and there's a blinking white highway of incoming airplanes over my building all night long. (You can see airplanes soaring over buildings at the end of the video...I know, I have a crappy camera.)

A strange poem and some music were flitting around my head last night as I tried to sleep. It seems like no matter how busy my brain is during the day, and how hard I try to stomp down reflective thoughts about The Big Picture and What Life's All About, they are running through the universe that is my mind all night, with a groovy little music soundtrack. Anyway, it's less than two minutes long, so if you're already here, give it a look and lemme know what you think.

16 comments:

Chancelucky said...

Bella,
that was fun. I didn't expect it to be a blog promo. Liked the bicycles at the beginning.

Bella Rossa said...

Thanks, Chance. I put my blog address on everything, just as a branding thing. Maybe I should create a fake movie company and brand everything "Bella Rossa Pictures" or something.

K-Rock said...

I LOVED it!!! i'm totally jealous of your filmmaking/editing/music abilities. :) So pretty!!!

Bella Rossa said...

Oh, thanks, K-Rock, I don't really have abilities, as far as I'm concerned. I just have a MacBook, that's all. :)

Paintstain said...

Very cool.

Bella Rossa said...

Thanks! If I had a better camera I'd do some time-lapse stuff with the 587 airplanes that make a left turn right over my 'hood and head toward the airport every night. It's really kind of cool.

Mo Diggs said...

Hmm maybe you should put my URL at the end

Bella Rossa said...

Hm...a very mysterious comment from Mr. Mo Diggs. Do elaborate.

You just concentrate on getting better, mister!

Nellie Ann said...

woah. that was wicked. very impressive. I need to get myself some movie making skills!!!

Bella Rossa said...

Glad you dug it, Nellie. Seriously, iMovie is idiot proof. It's so easy and fun.

Grant Miller said...

That's pretty funky.

I'm not sure what it means.

If it makes you feel any better, I grew up about 100 yards south of O'Hare. If I don't hear a plane flying over head every 30 seconds I start getting anxious.

Bella Rossa said...

Whoa. So did you move into a frequent-fly zone, Grant? Or do you walk around jittery all the time?

Coaster Punchman said...

Hey, that was really cool - kinda Laurie Anderson. You wrote the music? How did you perform it - on a keyboard? I liked it!

Bella Rossa said...

I write all my music on Garage Band, which is a Mac program in the iLIfe suit. It's super easy to use, you just cut and paste loops of instruments and beats.

Dale said...

That clearly wasn't just your MacBook talking, that was really interesting. I loved the "I'm Ready To Go" whisper, very calming actually rather than ominous. One thumb up! The other one's up my ass.

Bella Rossa said...

What do I have to do to earn that other thumb? (Or, do I really want it?)