I shot a little more than a half hour of footage from the anual Forest Park Balloon Race about a month ago. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this yet. Its kind of amusing because the very last thing I ever did a music score for back in 1991-92 was for a short film on hot air ballooning that was supposed to air on the Discovery Channel. I'm not sure what happened with that project but for some reason it was rejected. Anyhow, after all these years I still have the music for it sitting on the shelf. It never dawned on me when shooting this video that I still had the music, although I doubt that I'll use it for anything.
I play a solo act these days but my old drummer from years gone by, and myself, holed up in a studio for two weeks and recorded about 45-minutes worth of music that's also been sitting on the shelf since 1993. I recently tranferred the music to my DAW setup and have been re-recording the guitar and bass tracks. I didn't think anyone was interested in jazz-rock fusion material anymore but I played a few tunes for some friends in the msic biz who, frankly, went nuts over it. So maybe I'll give it a shot after all. Besides, Bret (my drummer) and I could use the money even if its not very much. I'm thinking we might use this footage for a music video. Just thinking at this point. There are logo's all over the place so it might be a little tough getting clearance for it all, but I think the people at the Balloon Race committee will help me out. There's actually enough usable footage to do a 5 to 10 minute short film, so who knows, I might just enter it somewhere. I've already got all of the daylight footage edited.
I'll place a couple of stills here, but you can see all thirteen at the web page link above. All are 75%-compressed jpg's.
Edited by Charlie Seper, 23 October 2005 - 01:15 PM.